An Giang promotes sustainable tourism hinh anh 1A tourist in Phuoc Nguyen Homestay (Source: angiang)​

An Giang (VNA)
- The Mekong Delta province of An Giang has doubled efforts to develop green and sustainable tourism. 

Since early this year, the locality has boosted cooperation in tourism in the Southwestern key economic zone, including Can Tho City, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, and Kien Giang provinces.

It has also offered more tourism packages within the Mekong Delta region.

The province has also connected with Cambodian localities, namely PhnomPenh, Shihanouk Ville and Takeo and Kandal provinces to boost tourism across the border gates of Tinh Bien in Tinh Bien district and Vinh Xuong in Tan Chau town.

Service quality and environmental protection have also been improved, while training courses on food safety have been held for nearly 1,000 service providers.

An Giang has 82 special national, national and provincial heritages, including Ba Chua Xu Nui Xam Temple in Chau Doc district, Nui Cam (mountain), Tra Su Cajuput Forest in Tinh Bien district, and the Oc Eo Culure relic site in Thoai Son district.

According to Pham The Trieu, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, multiple new products have been developed to attract tourists to the locality.

The provincial People’s Committee has approved a programme to promote sustainable tourism from 2016-2020, with a focus on applying information technology in advertising tourist products.

The programme will focus on improving service quality to enhance competitiveness.

Priority will also be given to ensuring sustainable use of natural resources in developing tourism.

Over the past seven months, An Giang has lured 6 million foreign and domestic tourists and earned 1,290 billion VND (58 million USD).-VNA