Ho Chi Minh City expands regional tourism linkages hinh anh 1Muong Hoa valley in Lao Cai province. HCM City is planning to boost tourism development connectivity with eight northwestern provinces, including Lao Cai (Source: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Department of Tourism and the Department of Information and Communications of Ho Chi Minh City on November 4 announced a plan to organise a tourism development connectivity programme between the city and localities in the expanded northwestern region, the northeastern region, and the central key economic zone next week.

The signing of linkage agreements is expected to mark a new development step in cooperation between local leaders, State management agencies, and travel associations and businesses.

The programme, slated for November 14-15, will focus on State management on tourism, tourism product development, tourism promotion and human resource training, and call for investment in tourism development.

Within the framework of the programme, several conferences will be held to link tourism of HCM City with eight northwestern provinces of Dien Bien, Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Son La, Yen Bai and Phu Tho; eight northeastern provinces of Bac Kan, Bac Giang, Cao Bang, Lang Son, Thai Nguyen, Tuyen Quang, Vinh Phuc and Quang Ninh; Hanoi capital city; and five localities in the central key economic zone, namely Binh Dinh, Da Nang, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai and Thua Thien-Hue.

The organising board will also introduce attractive destinations, tourism products and specialties of the above-mentioned localities./.