The trip, co-organised by the Tourism Departments of Nghe An and Ho Chi Minh City, gathers reporters from eight countries, namely Turkey, Germany, the Philippines, Russia, India, the Republic of Korea, Japan, and Austria.
The delegation is visiting a series of popular destinations such as the Kim Lien special national relic site in Nam Dan district which is the birthplace of late President Ho Chi Minh and where he spent his childhood; as well as the Pu Mat national park, Khe Kem waterfall, and Khe Ran community-based eco site in Con Cuong district. They are expected to write articles on their experiences from the trip.
Olga Mamonova from Russian Travel Digest magazine lauded the local hospitality, unique cuisine, and beautiful landscapes.
De Rupanjana from the Indian-based Touriosity Travelmag magazine noted it is her first travel to Vietnam, a land of delicious food and friendly people.
Vietnam holds great potential to attract Indian tourists, she stressed, adding that she will share her interesting experience from the trip with her readers.
Famous Filipinos tourism blogger Ramos Lacsson Karina Angela said she was greatly impressed by the spectacular Khe Kem waterfall.
On September 8, the delegation joined a discussion on Nghe An tourism, suggesting local authorities develop special tourism products, train a workforce capable of communicating in English, and diversify products targeting European tourists, among others.
According to Nguyen Manh Hung, head of the Nghe An tourism promotion centre, the local tourism sector has grown significantly in recent years but still falls short of its potential. Particularly, the province’s western area, which houses impressive caves and waterfalls, a series of historical sites, and diverse cultural traditions from local ethnic minorities like Thai, Tho, Mong, and Kho Mu, is little known among international visitors.