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Participants expect to launch tourism programs connecting HCM City to provinces and cities throughout the Mekong Delta region, whilst also promoting the transport, trade, and tourism links among the region.
Speaking at the conference, Bui Ta Hoang Vu, Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, said the southern metropolis’s stimulus program has yielded initial encouraging results.
Since being implemented on January 1, participating businesses in the tourism stimulus program have served a total of 71,000 visitors, with foreign visitors accounting for 92 per cent of the figure and domestic guests making up 8 per cent.
Representatives from the Departments of Tourism in the Mekong Delta provinces have expressed their hope that the conference will help enhance connectivity and co-operation between businesses from the city’s tourism sector and those from provinces in the Mekong Delta.
Many are also hopefully that the occasion will create a range of diversified and high-quality tourism products suitable for tourists.
During the conference, representatives from various departments and businesses from both Ho Chi Minh City and localities in the Mekong Delta signed a memorandum of understanding pledging greater co-operation to build brands to further develop the region’s tourism industry.