Representatives of Malaysian travel agencies are taking familiarisation tours in some central localities of Vietnam on August 30 to link tourist destinations there to Malaysia.

The tours, a first for the country's central region, aim to boost tourism in Quang Ngai province, Da Nang city and Hoi An city in Quang Nam province. The visitors will experience the newly-introduced tourist services of kayaking and snorkeling in the coral reefs of Son Tra Peninsula , located 10km from Da Nang .

They will explore Hoi An and experience a night of lanterns there. Also in the itinerary are Sa Huynh Museum in Quang Ngai and centuries-old houses in Quang Nam-VNA