Tourism experts gathered at the workshop “An Giang Tourism - A stone into the water” in the Mekong Delta province of An Giang recently to discuss sustainable tourism development in the locality.
Guillaume Van Grinsven, Senior Expert from the Netherlands’ Programma Uitzending Managers (Manager Deployment Programme), said that An Giang’s tourism sector needs to pay attention to safety and service quality.
Along with its tourism staples of Sam Mountain (Chau Doc city), Cam Mountain (Bay Nui, Tinh Bien district), Oc Eo (Thoai Son district) and green tours, the province should develop traditional craft villages, preserve its natural ecosystem and create tourism packages for domestic and international visitors, he stressed.
Meanwhile, Nguyen Thanh Binh, Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said that the province is building a master plan to branch out Nui Cam tourism site, unearth Oc Eo cultural relic site and promote tourism connection with other localities.
Participants at the event agreed that the province needs to simplify administrative procedures, develop infrastructure and establish a tourism business club in Chau Doc city.
Located in the southwest of the country and bordering Cambodia, An Giang has stunning landscapes and several cultural relic sites like Cam Mountain, Tra Su cajeput forest, Tuc Dup hill, and Oc Eo cultural relic site.
In the first nine months of 2017, An Giang welcomed seven million domestic and international visitors, accounting for 107% of the annual plan.
The locality raked in VND3.4 trillion (US$149.7 million) in tourism revenue, or 95% of the goal for the year.