Tourism representatives of 16 northern provinces (Source: http://baochinhphu.vn)
Quang Ninh (VNA) – Sixteen northern provinces have signed a memorandum of understanding to foster a tourism partnership towards forming links in their promotional activities.

The signatories comprise Quang Ninh, Hai Phong, Hung Yen, Bac Ninh, Bac Giang, Lai Chau, Vinh Phuc, Ha Giang, Lang Son, Ninh Binh, Bac Kan, Thai Binh, Hai Duong, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang and Hoa Binh.

The deal, inked on May 31 during a conference on promoting connectivity among northern tourism promotion agencies in Ha Long city, Quang Ninh, allows the localities to increase information sharing and enhance the effectiveness of their tourism promotion activities.

At the same time, they will form online connections through the setting up of a website to publish information and images of tourism resources, services and events.

Besides this, the localities agreed to support each other in human resources training and developing new products typical for each area and region.

During the conference, tourism promotion agencies also voiced the advantages and difficulties they are facing.

Nguyen Thi Bao, head of the Quang Ninh Tourism Association, said that currently, provincial tourism firms’ connections remain loose, leading to low effectiveness in promotional activities. She lauded the deal, which is expected to help foster the link.

Meanwhile, Hoang Quoc Hoa, Deputy Director of the Promotion Centre under the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, held that bringing together tourism promotion agencies will help to better tap the strength of each locality and create joint tourism products.-VNA