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Mekong delta provinces cooperate to promote tourism

Updated at Monday, 20 Oct 2014, 15:47
The Hanoitimes - How to boost tourism connectivity among Mekong Delta provinces with the technical support of an EU-funded environmental programme was discussed at a high-level meeting in southern Kien Giang province on October 18.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said the provinces of Can Tho, An Giang and Kien Giang have been identified as a key tourism development region of the country under the overall strategy  for tourism development by 2020 with a vision for 2030.
According to the EU-funded programme entitled “Environmental and Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development”, these provinces should more closely co-ordinate in devising action plans, encourage businesses to become involved in cooperation and improve the role of tourism local associations.

The three provinces signed a cooperative agreement to fully tap tourism potential  as a contribution to ensuring  sustainable green growth in the region.

Vu Quoc Tri, Project Manager said from now till the end of the year, the EU will continue to conduct training courses on socially responsible tourism and the Vietnam Tourism Occupational Standards (VTOS) along with other skills on service quality control for staff from provincial departments of culture, sports and tourism.
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