The Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Nghe An, Ha
Tinh and Quang Binh provinces jointly organised a programme to promote tourism
in the provinces, in Laos, on May 21.
The event was attended by the leaders of the Departments of Culture, Sports and
Tourism of Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh provinces; representatives of tourism
associations and tourism enterprises in the provinces; representatives of the
Vietnamese Embassy in Laos, the Department of Tourism Marketing of Ministry of
Information, Culture and Tourism of Laos; representatives of the Laos Tourism
Association and many tourism businesses in the Businessmen Association and Viet
Nam – Laos Friendship Association, along with a large number of media and
newspapers in Laos and Viet Nam.
Addressing the event, the Deputy Director of the Nghe An Department of Culture,
Sports and Tourism, Nguyen Thi Thanh An, said the programme aimed to introduce
the tourism potential and enhance the cooperation and development of tourism
between Viet Nam’s Nghe An, Ha Tinh, Quang Binh provinces with Laos.
In addition, the programme also aimed to attract more visitors from Lao and
other countries to the North Central provinces of Viet Nam. The event was also
considered as an opportunity for the tourism businesses and tourism associations
of Viet Nam and Laos to meet and exchange information.
Speaking at the event, Chairman of the Lao Association of Travel Agents,
Somphong Deviengxay, said the cooperation and development of tourism between
Laos-Viet Nam in general, and between Viet Nam’s North Central provinces and
Laos in particular, not only creates revenue for the national budget but also
helps to strengthen the solidarity between the two countries.
Under the framework of the promotion programme, businesses from Laos and the
three provinces of Nghe An, Ha Tinh and Quang Binh also met to exchange
information and sign cooperation programmes.