Seminar on associating to develop tourism products in Lai Chau

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- On 16th April 2022, in the framework of Lai Chau Tourism - Culture Week in 2022 activities, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) in collaboration with the People's Committee of Lai Chau Province held a seminar on "Association to develop Lai Chau’s tourism products".

Attending the seminar were Mr. Tong Thanh Hai, Standing Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Lai Chau Province; Mr. Nguyen Quy Phuong, Director of Travel Department (under VNAT); leaders of local departments and agencies, together with a large number of travel businesses from 8 expanded Northwest provinces and localities throughout Vietnam.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Mr. Tong Thanh Hai, Standing Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Lai Chau Province - Head of the Organising Committee of Lai Chau Tourism - Culture Week in 2022 emphasised: The province determines that 2022 is a new momentum for Lai Chau tourism to develop in the new normal, building prestigious tourism products and brands on the map of Vietnam Tourism.

The seminar aims to receive comments and sharing from professional agencies, especially travel businesses, so that Lai Chau tourism can connect with typical tourism product chains in the region and the whole country; create attractiveness to develop domestic and international tours.

He added, the province is committed to always standing by, accompanying and creating all favourable conditions to support and share with travel businesses and visitors in the process of implementing and building tour programmes and tourism activities in the locality.

Mr. Tong Thanh Hai, Standing Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Lai Chau Province - Head of the Organising Committee of Lai Chau Tourism - Culture Week in 2022 speaking at the seminar

At the seminar, Mr. Nguyen Quy Phuong, Director of Travel Department (under VNAT) gave the remark: After 2 days of experiencing tourism products on the route Lai Chau City - Tam Duong - Phong Tho - Sin Ho (Lai Chau), the seminar was an opportunity for the delegates to evaluate the feasibility of tourism products and the ability to link Lai Chau tourism products with other localities throughout the country.

Mr. Nguyen Quy Phuong, Director of Travel Department (under VNAT) speaking at the seminar

Mr. Phuong suggested that travel businesses have a proper assessment of the current situation, service quality, infrastructure and give specific comments to Lai Chau in the coming time to build suitable tourism products. Lai Chau Province also needs to come up with policies to create conditions for travel businesses to invest in developing Lai Chau tourism products.

After visiting and surveying tourist attractions in Lai Chau Province, the participants at the seminar evaluated the potential and strengths of tourist attractions and tourism products of Lai Chau Province; and also, proposed solutions to promote attracting tourists in the coming time.

Earlier, a Famtrip delegation organised by Vietnam National Administration of Tourism in collaboration with the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Lai Chau with nearly 100 delegates representing travel businesses had a trip to survey Lai Chau products and tourist attractions. Accordingly, on 14th - 15th April, the delegation visited O Quy Ho Pass Tourist Area, Rong May Glass Bridge, Tam Duong District; Visited, experienced products and services and enjoyed cuisine imbued with the Mong ethnic identity processed by the people in Sin Suoi Ho Village, Sin Suoi Ho Commune, Phong Tho District. On 15th - 16th April, the delegation continued to visit the Son La Hydropower Reservoir and experience pulling fish in cages in the lake bed in Nam Ma Commune, Sin Ho; Attended the opening ceremony of Lai Chau Tourism - Culture Week in 2022; Visited and experienced in Si Thau Chai Village, Ho Thau Commune and Tham Village, Ban Hon Commune, Tam Duong District...

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