The FLC resort has opened in Samson, a coastal town in Thanh Hoa province. (Source:

Thanh Hoa (VNA) – The central province of Thanh Hoa has made a noticeable move to bring its tourism sector to a new level by signing agreements with the neighbouring provinces of Ninh Binh and Nghe An.

The agreement is of strategic significance for sustainable development of the three provinces and unique inter-regional products, meeting the increasingly diversified demand of local and international tourists.

Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the cooperation between Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ninh Binh to develop tourism is a right path.

According to Thien, besides developing uniquely local products, three provinces should together develop destinations.

Ninh Binh, to the north of Thanh Hoa, is a popular destination for spiritual and ecological tours with the Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO world heritage, while Nghe An has the biggest city of Vinh in the north central region.

Thanh Hoa’s tourism sector has been given a boost in 2015 after the completion of a high-end seaside resort in Sam Son, a coastal town well-known for tourists in the summer.

The province’s tourism data showed 5.5 million tourists, including 200,000 foreigners, visited Thanh Hoa in 2015, generating a revenue of 5,200 billion VND (230 million USD), a 45-percent surge from 2014.-VNA