10.04.2022, 16:58

Central localities join hands to strengthen regional tourism connectivity

Central localities join hands to strengthen regional tourism connectivity

An aerial view of Cua Lo beach, an attractive tourist destination in Nghe An Province (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)   

NDO - The three central provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, and Ha Tinh have joined hands to strengthen regional tourism connectivity and develop new tourism products that link tourist attractions of the three localities in order to attract more visitors, thus fostering the recovery of their hospitality sector.

The three neighbouring provinces are home to various forms of terrain including mountains, midlands, plains as well as many magnificent caves, waterfalls and sun-drenched beaches, such as Sam Son and Hai Tien (Thanh Hoa Province); Quynh Nghia, Cua Hoi, and Cua Lo (Nghe An Province); and Thien Cam, Xuan Thanh, and Loc Ha (Ha Tinh Province).

The localities are also blessed with beautiful natural landscapes which facilitate the development of community-based eco-tourism, including Pu Luong Nature Reserve and Ben En National Park in Thanh Hoa Province; the villages of Nua, Xieng, Co Muong, and Hoa Tien in Nghe An Province; and Vu Quang National Park, Son Kim Hot Mineral Water Ecological Area, and Ke Go Lake in Ha Tinh Province).

In addition, the provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, and Ha Tinh are the confluence of several historical and cultural sites such as Ho Dynasty Citadel, the Lam Kinh and Truong Bon historical sites, the monument commemorating great poet Nguyen Du, and the Dong Loc T-junction relic area, not to mention the diversity of local festivals, folk songs and dances, and superb indigenous cuisines.

These abundant potentials and advantages of the three provinces have created firm foundation for them to promote cooperation and connectivity in developing cultural, historical and spiritual tourism, community-based tourism, and eco-tourism.

In addition, the operation of Tho Xuan Airport in Thanh Hoa and Vinh International Airport in Nghe An, which offer many air routes to major tourist centres across country, have created favourable conditions for the three provinces to penetrate the tourist market and enhance the visitor's travel experience.

The three localities recently co-hosted a tourism conference in Hanoi under the theme ‘Three localities - One destination with many experiences’. Speaking at the event, Director of the Nghe An Provincial Department of Tourism Nguyen Manh Cuong said that at a time when Vietnam has officially reopened full tourism activities, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh are ready to serve domestic and international tourists, promoting their image as safe, friendly, and attractive destinations.

Overview of the tourism promotion conference jointly held in Hanoi by the provinces of Thanh Hoa, Nghe An and Ha Tinh (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)

Meanwhile, Deputy Director of the Ha Tinh Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Tran Sang shared that the three localities aim to welcome holidaymakers from Hanoi, the northeast and northwest regions, as well as the Mekong Delta.

The three provinces have worked to enhance their tourism linkages through the launching of tours connecting beautiful local beaches and cultural sites, as well as tours that offer both community-based tourism and adventurous experiences.

For her part, Deputy Director of the Thanh Hoa Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Vuong Thi Hai Yen, stated that each destination in the provinces has its own characteristics and offers unique experiences for visitors.

Each province has plans to launch dozens of events and attractive stimulus programmes to serve the strong travel demand in the upcoming summer season.

While highly appreciating the cooperation in tourism development of the three provinces, Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association Vu The Binh expressed his belief that with such joint efforts and strong determination, Thanh Hoa, Nghe An, and Ha Tinh together will soon become a major tourist centre of the country.

He suggested that the three provinces should develop tourism products that can uphold their advantages of cuisine and indigenous cultures of the local ethnic groups in order to satisfy traveller’s needs of visiting, relaxing, having fun and discovering new things during their vacations.