80 tour programs built between HCM City and Mekong Delta

Monday, 23/10/2023 16:12
A conference to evaluate destinations and develop linking tourism products between Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City and Mekong Delta provinces and cities has been co-organized by the HCM City Department of Tourism and the Bac Lieu Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

According to the HCM City Department of Tourism, the implementation of tourism linkage programs between the southern city and localities in the Mekong Delta have achieved many important results. So far, 80 tour programs from Ho Chi Minh City to 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta region have been built.

In the first 9 months of 2023, 1.8 million visitors used these tour programs with an average selling price of 0.8-1 million VND per person. Localities have built 3 tourism routes from HCM City to the Mekong Delta and 4 intra-regional tourism clusters.

However, the cooperation process still showed limitations as seeing no outstanding products and no typical tourism products.

Facing with the above reality, representatives of the tourism industry and tourism businesses of the localities focused on exchanging opinions, suggestions, and proposing solutions to continue improving destinations, tourism products and services.

Tourists visit Ca Mau Cape National Park. (Photo: sggp.org.vn)

Ms. Bui Thi Ngoc Hieu, Deputy Director of the HCM City Department of Tourism, suggested that localities should develop attractive tourism stimulation policies to create a chain of resonant links, increasing the value of benefits for domestic and international tourists markets.

The southern hub and 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta should further promote two-way tourist flow and exchange of tourist flows between localities. Each locality should determine its key products and advise on policies to attract investment. The tourism workforce in the region is the factor connecting, promoting and applying digital technology to exploit and manage tourism resources.

At the conference, a memorandum of understanding for cooperation was signed between tourism service providers and travel businesses in HCM City and the Mekong Delta./.