Long An to focus on ecotourism
Update: Aug 30, 2018
The People’s Committee of Long An Province expects to welcome 1.3 million tourists this year, up 24 per cent over last year.  

At a conference held on August 28 on the development of Long An tourism, experts proposed ways to develop the Mekong Delta province into an attractive destination.  

Nguyen Van My, general director of the Lua Viet Tourism company, said the tourism sector must focus on quality sites and products to attract more visitors.

For example, with its conservation areas, melaleuca forests and medicinal forests, Moc Hoa District could develop ecotourism combined with medicinal baths, he said.

Pham Van Canh, deputy chairman of the province’s People’s Committee, said that better infrastructure was needed to connect tourism sites.

The province, located adjacent to HCM City, has many historical-cultural sites such as Lang Sen Wetland Reserve and the Tan Lap floating tourism village.

It is one of three provinces including Tien Giang and Dong Thap provinces that have collaborated with HCM City to create a tour called Mot Hanh Trinh Ba Diem Den (A Journey to Three Destinations).

Last year, Long An welcomed more than one million tourists, including 15,000 foreign tourists with total revenue of more than VND480 billion (US$20.6 million).