In an effort to promote the local tourism, Phu Yen province and provinces in the Mekong Delta region have signed an agreement to bolster tourism cooperation.

The South Central coastal province of Phu Yen has sea and islands tourism potential. Meanwhile the western Mekong Delta provinces of An Giang, Ca Mau, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, and Hau Giang have advantages in river and hick tourism. However tourists have not been provided enough information about the two places.

The cooperation among these localities is expected to help travel companies promote tour packages for both regions

Tourists from the Mekong Delta provinces to Phu Yen province are spontaneous; hence, it’s necessary to develop suitable tours which are make use of each locality’s advantages.

Western provinces of the Mekong Delta region are the third region which Phu Yen has linked up with for tourism development, after Hanoi and Central Highlands provinces.

Phu Yen received 1.1 million visitors in 2016 from Hanoi and Central Highlands region.The figure is expected to climb to nearly 2 million in 2017.-VNA