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Linking with Cambodia-Laos to develop cross-border tourism

Accordingly, at the press conference, the plan of activities of the Forum “Kon Tum Tourism – Potential and Prospects” was announced, including the ceremony to announce the tourism development plan in the Development Triangle area. Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam in the period of 2021 – 2025, with a vision to 2030 including: Ratanakiri, Stung Treng, Mondulkiri, Kraté (Cambodia); Attapu, Salavan, Sekong, Champasak (Laos); Kon Tum, Gia Lai, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Binh Phuoc (Vietnam).

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Kon Tum tourism has the advantage of majestic and poetic natural beauty. Photo: Bao Kon Tum

Ha Van Sieu, Deputy Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism told Dan Viet: “This plan was approved at the summit of the three countries Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia in November 2020.

The regional tourism development plan will contribute to connecting the tourism potentials of the three countries, forming tourist routes, connecting destinations, creating spillovers, and promoting socio-economic growth. this region and from there expand to other localities within the three countries. At the same time, promoting the goal of the cooperation framework is “Strengthening solidarity and cooperation of the three countries to ensure security, political stability, hunger eradication and poverty reduction and socio-economic development in the region.

The Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam development triangle is an area with diverse, rich and highly specific resources, with many similar but still different resources, and capable of forming a specificity for the region. both have the ability to complement each other to enhance attractiveness. All three countries are emerging destinations, attracting the attention of many tourist markets; are destinations with a lot of untapped potential.

Most of the tourism resources in the provinces of the Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam Development Triangle Area are still in their pristine form, both in terms of natural biodiversity and the originality of cultural values. where ethnic minorities live. The region’s pristine tourism resources are well suited to the needs and trends of the international tourism market.

Located in the North Central Highlands, Kon Tum province is blessed with many beautiful landscapes, unique culture, and potential for tourism development such as Ngoc Linh mountain belonging to Ngoc Linh Nature Reserve, which preserves many beautiful landscapes. rare flora and fauna including Ngoc Linh ginseng; the Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia tri-border landmark; Mang Den national eco-tourism area – Kon Plong – is known as an ecological paradise with fresh air, cool all year round…

This is also a land with a long history with a heroic revolutionary tradition, preserving many unique traditional cultural values ​​of the Central Highlands ethnic minorities, creating a picture of diverse community activities. diverse…

Along with many localities in the country, Kon Tum province has begun to resume socio-economic activities under new normal conditions. Accordingly, Kon Tum tourism industry has been preparing the necessary conditions to restart tourism activities and open the door to welcome domestic and foreign tourists. After the Forum, a series of investment projects in Kon Tum tourism as well as tourism activation events are expected to increase the number of domestic and foreign tourists coming to Kon Tum in particular and the Central Highlands region in particular. shared”.

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Mr. Nguyen Van Binh – Director of Kon Tum Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism shared more with Dan Viet at the press conference on the afternoon of April 18. Photo: Huy Hoang

Mr. Nguyen Van Binh – Director of Kon Tum Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism further shared with Dan Viet: “Times before the epidemic took place, Kon Tum developed tours to Laos and Thailand, which were very popular with both countries and tourists. After two years of “freezing” tourism, the border gate was temporarily closed. Up to this point, Vietnam and other countries have opened their borders and tourism activities have been restored. Once restored, this tour and route will be reorganized.

In addition, according to the plan … will link tours between Vietnam – Laos – Cambodia. In which, the Ia Grai route in Gia Lai province will open the Dak Co border gate to go to Cambodia.

Emphasizing the tour, the route linking the two countries, Mr. Nguyen Van Binh said, the highlight of this cross-border tourism product will be about culture.

In addition to the public ceremony of the tourism development plan in the Cambodia – Laos – Vietnam Triangle, the Kon Tum Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism also said that the province will hold a ceremony to receive the certificate of the Dak To Victory relic in 1967 and the historic high point of 875. in Sa Loong commune, Ngoc Hoi district; Scientific conference on the 50th anniversary of the Dak To – Tan Canh victory.

Organize a Famtrip program to survey 250 travel businesses from all over the country to introduce investment, build tours and travel routes; connected with the production facilities of OCOP products. At the same time, explore investment opportunities in tourism in the two provinces of Kon Tum and Gia Lai. Building tours and tourist routes in Pleiku city, Chu Pah district, Ia Grai district (Gia Lai province) and Ia H’Drai, Sa Thay, Ngoc Hoi, Dak Glei, Tu Mo Rong, Dak Ha and Dak To districts , Kon Ray, Kon Plong and Kon Tum city (Kon Tum province), including a program to visit Ngoc Linh Ginseng Garden, the relic of the Provincial Party Committee base.

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Traveling to Kon Tum, the picturesque golden season makes visitors excited. Photo: Kon Tum Newspaper

Besides the side activities, the main event is the forum “Kon Tum Tourism – Potential and Prospects” scheduled to take place on April 24, 2022 in Kon Tum city, Kon Tum province with the participation of about 600 delegates. The forum focused on discussing the potential and prospects for tourism development in Kon Tum province; solutions to build products, promote tourism, promote investment, strengthen links, promote attraction of visitors to Kon Tum.

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