Today (November 20), the conference on tourism development linkage between Ho Chi Minh City and the Northeastern provinces (including: Bac Kan, Bac Giang, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang, Vinh Phuc and Quang Ninh ) will take place in Quang Ninh province with the theme “Connecting the elite”.
New development step
Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City said at the conference, local leaders will sign an agreement on tourism development activities between Ho Chi Minh City and Northeastern provinces in the period 2020-2025; approved a plan to coordinate the implementation of cooperation agreements for tourism development between Ho Chi Minh City and Northeastern provinces in the period 2020-2021. On this occasion, the signing ceremony of a tourism development cooperation agreement between the Tourism Association of Ho Chi Minh City, Tourism Association of Northeastern provinces and airlines took place; Signing a tourism cooperation agreement between businesses (DN) doing tourism business in Ho Chi Minh City and the Northeastern provinces.
This event marked a new development in the cooperative relationship between leaders of provinces and cities, state management agencies in tourism, associations and tourism businesses of the regions. Accordingly, the state management of tourism, tourism product development, tourism promotion are topics to be discussed by Ho Chi Minh City and Northeastern provinces at the conference.
Before the association conference took place, from the end of October 2020 up to now, the tourism industry of Ho Chi Minh City and the Northeastern provinces welcomed many delegations under the association program, stimulating tourism demand. Only the officers and employees of the coal-mineral industry in Quang Ninh have about 120,000 people having a yearly tour and tour. This is considered a very important source of tourists for the tourism industry of Ho Chi Minh City to attract in order to achieve the goal of welcoming about 15 million domestic tourists this year.
In the opposite afternoon, on the morning of November 19, the first group of tourists from Ho Chi Minh City came to Quang Ninh to visit and stay in the stimulus program, linking tourism between the city and the Northeastern provinces.
Ms. Nguyen Thi Hanh, Vice Chairman of Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee, said that over the past time, the province has had many solutions to attract tourists; coordinate with Ho Chi Minh City and Northeastern provinces to build more tours and routes to exploit the 2-way passenger flow between Ho Chi Minh City to Quang Ninh, Northeast provinces. The province also has many attractive mechanisms and policies to stimulate demand.
“Conference on the association of tourism development between Ho Chi Minh City and the Northeastern provinces in 2020 is a very meaningful activity. Link is becoming one of the” keys “to help the tourism industry” like a compressed spring. strong “in a new normal state” – Director of the Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa commented.
Tourists from Ho Chi Minh City to visit the complex of famous landscapes of Yen Tu, Quang Ninh province on November 19
Must link substantially and effectively
The leaders of the above-mentioned localities affirmed that they will promote the implementation of activities linking Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism development with 8 Northeastern provinces in a practical and effective manner, bringing the highest benefits.
Talking to reporters WorkersMany tourism businesses said they have prepared and invested in new tourism products, combining with localities to promote and promote to stimulate demand.
Mr. Duong Van Quy, General Director of THQ Entertainment Travel Joint Stock Company (headquartered in Quang Ninh), said that the number of domestic tourists returning to Quang Ninh has not yet recovered strongly. Many of the company’s tourism products used to mainly serve international visitors, especially Chinese ones, have not yet been exploited. Therefore, the company is actively participating in association programs, stimulating tourism demand to attract more tourists to Quang Ninh.
Many tourism businesses have assessed that the strong development of transport infrastructure in the northern provinces has contributed to shortening the move from Ho Chi Minh City to the Northeast regions, creating convenience for tourists.
To stimulate tourism demand really effectively, Mr. Tu Quy Thanh, General Director of Federation Travel Company, said that besides the efforts of businesses and localities in connecting and cooperating to promote and promote The most important thing is to stimulate consumer demand.
“Enterprises have prepared good products, localities have also promoted tourism promotion and association. The remaining factor is whether tourists are ready to spend and explore attractive tourist destinations and products. ? Therefore, it is very necessary for the State’s policy to promote consumer demand stimulus from the end of the year “- Mr. Tu Quy Thanh expressed.
Over the past time, Ho Chi Minh City has actively raised the level of tourism development links to the local level. After signing a cooperation agreement for tourism development with 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City continues to sign with 5 provinces in the Southeast and 8 provinces in the Northwest.
It is expected that on November 27, Ho Chi Minh City will continue to hold conferences linking tourism development with Hanoi City and 5 provinces and cities in the central key economic region.