The number of tourists to Can Tho - the central city of the Mekong Delta is rising steadily every year, especially for international visitors. In addition to the cultural characteristics of the river and its central position, international events and effective tourism promotion have contributed to the attraction of Tay Do.
Determine the tourism development of Can Tho in the direction of urban water areas, in which MICE tourism (conference, seminar) is the strength. In recent years, besides Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, Can Tho is becoming the destination of many international events.
In 2016, Can Tho has the 10th Vietnam-France Regional Cooperation Conference. In 2017, the city was selected to host the Food Security Week in the framework of the APEC 2017, hosted by Vietnam. organization. In June this year, the ASEM Climate Change Resilience Conference was held in Can Tho with the participation of 53 ASEM representatives and regional organizations. Through the seminars, international conference, Can Tho introduced the images, cultural beauty, people of the river, as well as the outstanding destinations of the city: Cai Rang Floating Market , fruit gardens in Phong Dien, Longquan ancient village, Con Son community tourism ... in field trips, exploring Can Tho with delegates. Mrs. Fidrella, a delegate from Peru, shared the view of Cai Rang floating market as follows: "Floating market is a beautiful and interesting culture. I will come here again to enjoy the fresh coconut, fresh fruit, especially want to understand more deeply about the culture of water for hundreds of years.
Can Tho determines that tourism is a key economic sector in the future and is focusing all resources to bring this potential. The city has been promoting deep and broad international market with various methods and forms.
Participating in tourism promotion at international and domestic tourism events is one of the effective measures. For many years participating in international tourism events in Ho Chi Minh City. Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Da Nang, Russia, Cambodia, Thailand, ... Can Tho has widely spread the image, culture and people of the country to international friends and naturally attracted. Can Tho tourists to more and more.
In the coming time, Can Tho will continue to focus on exploiting the potential of entertainment and shopping services, combining with the form of urban tourism, calling for investment in more quality amusement parks high, large-scale with rich types, attractive to better meet the needs of domestic and international tourists.
In 9 months 2018, Can Tho city welcomed over 6.7 million visitors, tourists, and over 1.9 million visitors. In particular, international visitors are expected to reach over 250 thousand visitors. Total tourism revenue is estimated at over 2.6 trillion.