The 11th annual meeting of the Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia (CPTA) will be held in Hanoi from October 9-13, expecting to attract delegates from Tokyo, New Delhi, Seoul, Taipei, Jakarta, Kuala Lumpur, Bangkok, Ulaanbaatar, and Tomsk.

Seeing tourism as a source of strength for sustainable development, the meeting will focus on evaluating the work implemented during the past years and design plans to carry out new projects.

Participant will define responsibilities of state tourism management agencies and municipal governments, as well as tourism agencies and businesses in developing tourism sectors in CPTA member cities.

During the meeting, CPTA member cities will seek measures to lure more visitors to Asia through cooperative projects, programmes and campaigns.

The meeting will also focus on strengthening cooperation between member cities as well as between tourism promotion agencies and businesses.

The host city of Hanoi plans to introduce its tourist potentials, tradition, culture, history, beauty spots and tourist products and services as well as that of its surrounding areas.-VNA