An Giang Works on Building a Tourism Brand | Travel
Hanoi (VNA) – A Giang province, a hub of relic and scenic sites in the Mekong Deltastrives to improve the quality of its tourism products and services and to create a brand that meets the needs of visitors.
The local sector will focus on those with a demand for cultural and spiritual tours, festivals, eco and resorts tourismaimed at gradually expanding its tourist market and recovering the segment of foreign arrivals in accordance with COVID-19[female[feminine security measures.
According to statistics from the Provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, An Giang received an average of more than 6 million domestic and foreign tourists every year. In 2021, due to the impact of the pandemic, it received around 3.5 million visitors, down 46% year-on-year, and generated 2.3 trillion VND (100.59 million USD) in income. In 2022, the province is targeting 4.6 million tourists and revenues of around VND 3 trillion.
To make tourism its key economic sector, An Giang prioritizes investment in the development of diversified and high-quality infrastructure and products.
For the period 2021-2025, it plans to welcome 42 million arrivals, shocked by VND 27.8 trillion. By 2025, An Giang will have at least one large-scale cultural and spiritual tourism area; restaurants and hotels meeting the 5-star standard; as well as large-scale amusement parks and entertainment venues in major tourist destinations and major cities such as Long Xuyen and Chau Doc.
To achieve the goals, Nguyen Khanh Hiep, director of the department, said the tourism industry will strive to improve the quality of products and services to meet domestic demand.
Le Van Phuoc, vice chairman of the provincial People’s Committee, said An Giang will strengthen tourism cooperation with the West Mekong Delta tourism cooperation and development cluster; while intensifying its commitment to a tourism development cooperation program between Ho Chi Minh City and 13 localities in the delta.
An Giang is home to many provincially and nationally recognized festivals, historical and cultural relics and scenic spots, as well as many kinds of government-accredited intangible cultural heritage. Some of them are Ba Chua Xu Festival on Sam Mountain and Bay Nui (Seven Mountains) Ox Racing Festival, which attract millions of tourists every year./.