CAN THO, Dec 12 Asia Pulse – Can Tho city in the Mekong delta welcomed more than 1.7 million tourists, including 150,000 foreigner this year.The city will host the National Tourism Year 2008 themed the Mekong Delta Countryside, which is expected to help Can Tho attain its target of 2 million visitors and a tourism turnover of 1 trillion VND by 2010.

The organizing board announced on December 11 that preparations have completed for a busy calendar from February to December next year, which include an ethnic Khmer cultural and sports events, the Mekong tourism-cum-trade fair and gastronomy festival and a national traditional boat race.

Can Tho is investing heavily in several major tourist attractions, human resource training and tourism promotion campaigns with the aim of becoming a tourism centre of the Mekong delta.


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