Can Tho develops specific tourism products



Can Tho has an extremely rich natural and humanistic tourism potential, along with modern technical and tourism facilities of a river-based urban area. However, Can Tho has not developed a tourism development commensurate with the potential. In the vision of tourism development to 2030, to enhance competitiveness and build a private tourism brand in the overall picture of tourism. In the Mekong River Delta and Can Tho regions, priority is given to investment in developing special tourist products of the locality in order to create a different highlight for Can Tho tourism, as well as to increase the abundance for the tourism products of the whole region. Speaking in the Scientific Workshop "Can Tho - Mekong Delta Tourist Destination" organized by Can Tho College recently, Dr. Nguyen Quoc Nghi (Can Tho University) said: Needing priority To develop a group of tourism products to experience the river values, based on the interconnected canals and cultural characteristics of the population along the river. Specifically, Can Tho has two famous floating markets: Cai Rang and Phong Dien. Most tourists to Can Tho visit these two floating markets, especially international visitors.

Not only experience the feeling of floating when traveling on boats, guests can also feel the culture of goods wholesale in the river, in the form of "hanging" on the boat head to introduce their products to sell. , selling "crowns" is estimated to be inadequate, selling a dozen but 12 to 15 fruits ... Besides, visitors enjoy traditional cuisine, with rustic dishes prepared in their own taste at the market. floating such as vermicelli, porridge, tea types ... Regarding the orientation of developing this tourism product group, Vice Chairman of the City People's Committee Le Van Tam said: Local authorities have been planning to develop sustainably. According to that, the project "Conservation and development of Cai Rang floating market" has been approved. The project aims to plan, invest in infrastructure, protect landscapes, environmental sanitation to serve tourists and adjust the activities of indigenous peoples in the direction of basic tourism business, combined exploitation. conservation of natural resources. Besides, the canal system in the inner city is also dredged and cleared for tourism, with tours to take visitors to the city by boat. (Called Can Tho Sea), the city has proposed policies to call for organizations and individuals to invest in tourism. Currently there are beach cafe, kayaking, canoeing ...
Master Nguyen Thi My Duyen (University of An Giang) proposed Can Tho to make a master plan for tourism product group to experience the life of local community. experience the traditional activities of the community in the riverside villages, the island, the garden ... The locations should be well-planned into the Can Tho city tourist map, including houses The garden belongs to Phong Dien district, the islets along the Hau river. Guests participating in this product group will be immersed in nature, in the daily life of the indigenous community.
The highlight of this product group is the model of Con Son tourism. This is a destination that still retains the idyllic and idyllic features of the Southern countryside. The indigenous cultural values ​​and the local human resources are fully utilized. Each garden house has its own unique features, linking to create a tourist community, with products that do not overlap, do not drag, Mr. Vo Van Tho, Head of Con Son Tourism Management Board said: Con Son has an area of ​​about 67 hectares, with 79 households living, of which 15 households participate in tourism. Visitors to Con Son will be able to visit the fruit garden, experience farmers, make folk cakes, listen to ca tai tu songs. In 2016, Con Son officially has a tourism activity with all and In less than two years, revenue has increased from VND 30 million / month to VND 200 million / month, bringing a stable source of income to the community.
Dr. Nguyen Quoc Nghi mentioned other tourist product groups as MICE tourism (Meeting - Incentive - Conference - Event). This is a form of tourism combining meetings, awards, events and exhibitions. This product group is built on the advantages of location, role of regional central urban areas, as well as infrastructure system. Vo Thi Hong Anh, Vice Chairman of the City People's Committee, said that in the past years, the city has mobilized many domestic and foreign resources for development investment. infrastructure of the city to contribute to promoting tourism development. A series of high-end restaurants and hotels have been inaugurated such as Muong Thanh, Vincom, Ninh Kieu 2 ..., along the road and bridge system has and is being implemented such as a pedestrian bridge at Ninh Kieu wharf, Quang Trung 2 bridge, Tran Hoang Na bridge .... According to Can Tho Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, 2016, the city VND 1,755,050 in visitors, including 258,400 international visitors, up 10% compared to 2015. Tourism revenue in 2016 was VND 1,826.2 billion, from international visitors was VND 342.5 billion VND, up 5% compared to 2015./.


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