An Giang – An Giang
province is planning a number of activities to boost tourism so as to become
one of the leading destinations in the Mekong Delta.
The province targets 8 million visitors
and 5.5 trillion VND (231.5 million USD) from tourism revenue in 2023.
To that end, the sector is set to
focus on improving service quality through developing infrastructure and human
resources and creating a safe, civilised, and hospitable tourism environment.
Khanh Hiep, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and
Tourism, said the sector will continue popularising images of An Giang’s land
and people on mass media outlets and social networks. It will also promote
tourism connectivity with other localities in the Mekong Delta and Ho Chi Minh
An Giang will design new tours will to
connect local outstanding places of interest, diversify and increase added
value of products, and organise more promotion and consumption
stimulation events on the occasion of big holidays and anniversaries, he noted.
Besides, to turn tourism into a key
economic sector, the province will keep investing in infrastructure to
meet visitors’ demand and, especially, hold more training courses to improve
the quality of manpower in line with national and international
standards, according to the official.
In 2022, An Giang welcomed 7.5
million tourist arrivals, up 127% year on year and equivalent to 163% of last
year’s target. It also recorded over 4.7 trillion VND in revenue, surging 119%
from a year earlier and 57% higher than the annual target./.