Mice tourism development in Can Tho

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In the policies of Can Tho regarding smoke-free industry, MICE tourism types (event tourism, conferences, seminars) are identified as one of the main products, besides the strength of the river. In the past two years, this type of development has grown strongly, gradually becoming an important link to change the appearance of local tourism.
Along with urban development, services in Can Tho are also gradually modernized. The city currently focuses on a variety of tourist accommodation, entertainment and cuisine establishments; With rich architecture and services, more than 275 facilities host more than 7,100 rooms. In which, there are about 140 hotels from 1-5 stars, with more than 4,100 rooms; many restaurants and halls can accommodate more than 1,000 guests and high-class resorts. That accommodation system is suitable for Can Tho to quickly develop MICE tourism. Mr. La Minh Hong, Vice Chairman of Can Tho City Tourism Association, said: “About 2 years ago, the number of tourists to Can Tho is very large, often burning rooms during Tet holidays, peak tourist seasons” . With 3-5 star hotels, on weekends 80-90% of rooms have guests. Ms. Nguyen Thi Ha, Vietravel Director of Hai Phong, acknowledged: "Can Tho has many changes in infrastructure and urban areas, especially with standard and diverse hotel systems; is an advantage to develop MICE tourism. Local authorities should actively organize more festival events and entertainment activities to retain visitors longer ”.
Ms. Chau Thi Y Khoa, Victoria Can Tho Resort Manager, said: "The number of visitors to Victoria Can Tho in recent years is very stable and tends to increase. We always have strict requirements on service quality and constantly improve quality, proactively organize more activities and events for customers to have more experience ”. Located on the banks of Hau River, Victoria Can Tho is an international 4-star hotel in the Mekong Delta region, awarded by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the leading 4-star hotel in Vietnam in 2017. Victoria Can Tho also bring many interesting experiences for tourists: the cruise on the Hau River at night, learn the craft villages, participate in activities organized by tourists such as: water yoga, lights-off event. Earth hour response…
In Can Tho, the hotel system of service standards is highly appreciated. Recently, Mekong Rustic Can Tho resort has received a Certificate of Excellence from TripAdvisor - a world-renowned consultancy site for tourism activities, evaluated by global visitors. Mekong Rustic Can Tho is loved and selected by international tourists, especially European, American, Australian, and Northeast Asian visitors. Consecutively in 2018 and 2019, this resort all received this title of excellent service from TripAdvisor because of the appreciation from visitors about the location, cleanliness, service and value. In 2019 alone, Mekong Rustic Can Tho was voted in both titles: tour and tour activities. Mekong Rustic Can Tho not only has a spacious and rustic resort space between the left orchard; but also have activities to experience cultural activities, craft villages, explore the countryside, go to floating markets ...
Previously, My Khanh Tourist Village was one of 15 units receiving ASEAN Tourism Awards of ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2019. The homestay system of My Khanh Tourist Village won the ASEAN Homestay Award. Mr. Le Van Sang - Director of My Khanh Tourist Village said: “In 20 years of developing My Khanh Tourist Village, we are constantly expanding and bringing more experiences for visitors. Every year, there will be 1-2 new activities, especially guests staying here can experience as farmers, landlords ... to better understand Southern culture. Previously, hotels such as Muong Thanh, TTC Premium, Azerai Can Tho, My Thuan homestay ... won domestic and international tourism awards.

Can Tho not only has a quite complete system of accommodation facilities but also many festival events with its own attraction, such as Southern folk cake festival, tourism festivals in Ninh Kieu, Cai Rang and Phong. Dien, Thot Not ..., many regional, national and international conferences and seminars have been successfully organized in Can Tho. Even so, MICE tourism still needs more focus and investment, more entertainment areas to keep guests longer.

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