Ho Chi Minh City seeks solutions to promote hi-tech agriculture tourism
Update: Oct 06, 2017
Ho Chi Minh City has great potential to develop hi-tech agricultural tourism products in order to attract more visitors, said Bui Ta Hoang Vu, director of the municipal Department of Tourism, at a seminar today (October 5).

Overview of the seminar (Photo: hcmcpv.org.vn)

Tourists to the city not only want to visit architectural monuments or study cultural and historical values but also take part in activities closely attached to agriculture and rural life. However, only a few tour operators offer such tourism opportunities.

Hi-tech agricultural tourism products like 'Be a farmer for one day', a program to plant and harvest mushrooms and vegetables, drew more than 100,000 visitors. To further develop such novel tourist activities, relevant agencies should advertise it and include it in the tours of travel agents, said Mr. Vu.

At the seminar, the HCM City Department of Tourism, the Management Board of Hi-tech Agriculture Parks and Hoa Lua Cu Chi Farm signed plans to develop these tourism products in the city.