Viet Nam News
CẦN THƠ — Officials from Hà Giang Province met with their counterparts in Cần Thơ City in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta last Friday to promote the tourism potential of the northeastern province.
Speaking at the conference, Nguyễn Văn Sơn, chairman of the Hà Giang Province’s People’s Committee, said that most tourists in Hà Giang are interested in natural landscapes, cuisine, festivals and the diverse cultures of its 19 ethnic groups.
The “Colours of Hà Giang Province” conference was attended by representatives of the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism, Việt Nam Tourism Association, and the Mekong Delta Tourism Association, as well as many officials of delta provinces.
In the first quarter of this year, the province welcomed 270,000 tourists, including 60,000 international tourists.
Total revenue from tourism was more than VNĐ226 billion (US$9.9 million), an increase of 17 per cent year-on-year.
By 2020, Hà Giang targets having tourism as one of its key economic sectors. In recent years, the province has created favourable conditions to attract investment, and has reformed administrative procedures in the tourism sector.
The number of tourists from the Mekong Delta region to Hà Giang has increased significantly in recent years. More than 400,000 tourists from the southern region visited the province last year.
However, Sơn said that Hà Giang had yet to meet its tourism potential.
Lê Văn Tâm, vice chairman of the Cần Thơ City’s People’s Committee, said the city would be willing to work with Hà Giang Province to promote tourism in the mountainous province.— VNS