Continue to develop typical agricultural tourism products
With the theme “Cooperation and action”, the 2nd Tourism Connection Forum between Ho Chi Minh City and 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta will take place from May 19 to May 21 in Dong Thap.
The forum took place with 3 main activities: Famtrip “A glimpse of Dong Thap”, a space to introduce specialties, OCOP products, local cuisine and a Workshop on improving the value chain of agricultural tourism products in Dong Mekong River Delta and Ho Chi Minh City in the new context.
Participating in this forum, the delegates had a chance to experience some of Dong Thap’s destinations such as: Nguyen Sinh Sac Nguyen Sinh Sac Relic Site, President Ho Chi Minh’s Gallery (just inaugurated), Relics Area Go Thap, visit Thap Muoi lotus field, Rach Ba Dai boat-building craft village… Especially, delegates can participate in activities of Dong Thap Lotus Festival which is also held from May 19 to May 21/ 2022 at Van Mieu Square.
The seminar on improving the value chain of agricultural tourism products in the Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City took place on the morning of May 20 with the participation of domestic and foreign tourism experts, leaders of provinces, tourism businesses and tourism reporters of 14 provinces and cities.
The delegates agreed that at present, agricultural tourism has potential for development in the period when tourism is gradually recovering after the Covid-19 epidemic. For Ho Chi Minh City, agriculture is one of the tourism resources that contribute to the diversity of urban tourism. As for the provinces and cities of the Mekong Delta, which have a lot of potential and strengths in agricultural tourism. However, in the coming time, it is necessary to research and find specific and specific tourism products of each locality, limiting the development of competitive tourism products between provinces and cities.
In order to improve the value chain of agricultural tourism products in the Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh City in the new context, tourism experts, leaders of provinces, cities and tourism businesses have made many suggestions such as: focus on upgrading and developing transport infrastructure to shorten travel time between localities; focus on investing in tourist stops qualified to serve tourists in order to create motivation for businesses to form and develop inter-regional tourism products in combination with promoting local agricultural products and specialties; invest to develop agricultural tourism products in the medium and long term direction; constantly improve the quality of customer care services in a synchronous and comprehensive manner among provinces and cities, among tourism businesses: traffic, hotels, tour guides…; promoting agricultural tourism products in combination with marketing typical agricultural products, paying attention to promoting products created from locally available raw materials; Besides, training and improving the quality of human resources for the tourism industry also need to be focused and focused…
In addition, localities also proposed training projects, guiding farmers to work together in tourism and vice versa, tourism industry personnel also need to study more deeply about agriculture, go to experience with farmers. . Only then can we link to create sustainable agricultural tourism products. Besides human resources, the planning of land and projects also needs a roadmap and specific criteria to build long-term agricultural tourism products.
The 2nd forum on tourism connection between Ho Chi Minh City and 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta took place with many practical contents, contributing to finding solutions to continue forming inter-regional tours. ; develop the regional tourism brand, focusing on developing agricultural tourism linkage tours, thereby promoting tourism in localities to closely link up, develop faster, more stably and sustainably in the near future. next time. The third forum on tourism connection between Ho Chi Minh City and 13 provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta is expected to be held in 2024 in Ben Tre Province.
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