By 2020, Can Tho city tourism will basically become a key economic sector, developing in a professional direction with high quality, diversified and sustainable services and products. By 2030, tourism is really a key economic sector, a driving force for the development of other industries and fields. On this basis, 2019 marks the turning point of the smokeless industry. Mr. Nguyen Minh Tuan, Deputy Director of Can Tho Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, had an interview with Can Tho Newspaper:
Recently, Can Tho opened many international and domestic routes. How do you assess the impact of opening these routes for Can Tho tourism?
Up to now, Can Tho has 11 direct routes to key provinces and cities, including two international routes to Thailand and Malaysia. Compared to 2018, the number of flight routes has increased by 2-3 times. After having more air routes, the number of passengers traveling by air increased by about 25%. The increase in flights with many destinations, as well as the variety of airlines' services helps visitors have more options. On the other hand, this is also a favorable condition to attract domestic and international investment in Can Tho, Mekong Delta provinces. In fact, Can Tho is considered a center of trade, tourism services, education and training, health ... of the Mekong Delta. It focuses on a variety of tourist accommodation, entertainment and food establishments with more than 275 accommodation establishments and more than 7,100 rooms, many restaurants and halls with a capacity of over 1,000 guests ... With many types of ecotourism river tourism, cultural tourism, convalescence and medical tourism; Traditional and culinary villages, various types of services and entertainment, Can Tho thus becomes a transshipment and connection point for tourists to the provinces and cities of the Mekong Delta.
The operation of new routes has contributed significantly to strengthening the links and cooperation in tourism development between Can Tho city in particular and the Mekong Delta region in general with key provinces and cities in tourism. domestic calendar. In 2019, Mekong Delta provinces and cities will promote tourism promotion and promotion through participating in major tourism fairs and events. Expected in 2019, Mekong Delta provinces and cities will organize promotion of tourism in Ho Chi Minh City and especially the Northern market such as Hanoi, Hai Phong, Thai Nguyen ...; and abroad: Korea, Malaysia, Japan ... River tourism products are being developed and exploited by the city tourism industry.
Can Tho is researching and proposing the implementation of smart tourism model to create convenience and attract the attention of visitors. Could you give more information about this model, sir? Currently, in the Draft, a project to build a smart urban area of the city has a smart tourism field. On that basis, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism is cooperating with the Department of Information and Communications, VNPT Can Tho, to study and propose the pilot implementation of the "smart tourism portal and tourism application on Mobile device ”. The pilot investment will be implemented by VNPT Can Tho and ensured funding and human resources. Expected pilot time is 6 months, starting in the third quarter of 2019. In the planning direction of Can Tho, river tourism is the type of focus. So what Can Tho have plans and projects related to this type of tourism, sir?
The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has proposed the Department of Science and Technology to introduce a project on river tourism development to a city-level science and technology project. After that, the Institute of Economic and Social City cooperated with Can Tho University to write a project, which is expected to be completed and accepted in July. This is a scientific basis for the city to implement projects and plans for river tourism development in the coming time, concentrating in districts and districts: Ninh Kieu, Cai Rang, Binh Thuy and Phong Dien. At the same time, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism coordinated with Cai Rang District People's Committee to implement the project of preserving and developing Cai Rang floating market, in order to promote river tourism in a sustainable way. striving to create favorable conditions for enterprises to invest in building river products, such as the Can Tho - Con Dao high-speed train route, which is expected to be put into operation at the end of 2019.
In 2019, Can Tho will organize a very interesting event as the International Tourism Fair. What is the city tourism industry expected of this event, sir? Vietnam Tourism Association in collaboration with Can Tho City organizes Vietnam International Tourism Fair - VITM Can Tho 2019. This is the first time a large-scale and specialized event is held in Can Tho, contributed an important part for localities, organizations and businesses in the Mekong Delta, key provinces and cities for tourism at home and abroad to promote destinations, introduce and provide information on tourism products to businesses , domestic and international tourists. Thereby, the event also facilitates businesses to exchange, exchange, sign business cooperation, expand the tourism development market. The fair took place in 3 days, from November 29 to December 1, at Can Tho Investment and Trade Promotion Center and Exhibition Fair (108A Le Loi, Cai Khe Ward, Ninh Kieu District, Can City). Poetry), with the theme "Mekong Delta tourism with the whole country". The event will have more than 250 stalls including: domestic and international enterprises, tourism promotion centers in provinces and cities ... Diverse activities, such as: promotion, promotion, purchase recommendation, selling tourism products; international food festival; forum on Mekong Delta tourism development, Vietnamese and international traditional cultural performances and performances ...
From the success of the event in Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City, we also expect that the event will go well and create a spillover effect for the tourism industry of Can Tho and the Mekong Delta. Since then building the brand VITM Can Tho, gradually becoming the annual typical tourist event of the Mekong Delta region.
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