Mekong Caravan tour connects tourism firms to needy communities hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – The Mekong Caravan tour, scheduled to start from Ho Chi Minh City on November 26, aims at linking tourism agencies to disadvantaged communities across the Mekong Delta, as heard at an event introducing the programme held in the city on October 28.

Accordingly, 50 cars carrying 200 participants will travel through eight Mekong Delta localities – the provinces of Long An, Tien Giang, Ben Tre, Tra Vinh, Soc Trang, Bac Lieu, and Vinh Long, and Can Tho city.

Trinh Nguyen Hung Dung, General Director of TNK Travel, said the 5-day journey will focus on charity activities suitable to each location.

Truong Duc Hai, head of the organising board of the tour, noted these activities include installing street lights for Khmer ethnic people in Tra Vinh; as well as presenting computers to a boarding school for ethnic minorities in Soc Trang, charity houses to poor households in Bac Lieu, scholarships to students majoring in tourism in Can Tho, and bicycles to pupils in Ben Tre.

La Quoc Khanh, former Vice Director of the HCM City Tourism Department, stressed the participation of more than 200 tourism firms in the city and other localities nationwide reflects a trend of connecting for mutual growth among them./.