Asia-Pacific cities discuss solutions to tourism development

(VOVWORLD) - Over 200 delegates from 27 member cities of the Tourism Promotion Organization for Asian-Pacific Cities (TPO) gathered in Ho Chi Minh City for the 8th TPO forum themed “Smart tourism” which opened on Thursday.
Asia-Pacific cities discuss solutions to tourism development - ảnh 1The first session of the 8th TPO in Ho Chi Minh city (Photo: VNA)

The 2-day event focused on solutions to improve tourism development capacity of TPO member cities. It also aims to help delegates develop initiatives and new strategies to promote the tourism sector’s development amidst the fourth industrial revolution. The forum will include two sessions on “Smart Tourism” and “Case Study Presentation by member cities on Smart Tourism”. Other programs will be the TPO Travel Trade exchange, a smart tourism exhibition, the TPO Bilateral Meeting, and the TPO Award.

"Asia Pacific countries have become HCMC’s important tourism markets. This forum is expected to further develop the city’s tourism and attract more visitors from those markets. We chose the theme “Smart Tourism” as we hope this will be a great occasion to introduce new smart tourism products and services of HCMC.", said Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Deputy Director of Ho Chi Minh city’s Department of Tourism.