Eight northwestern provinces held a seminar in Sa
Pa town on August 18 to discuss measures to build tourism trademarks and
The focus of the seminar was on expanding tourism in connection with culture and
environmental protection in remote areas in the lead-up to sustainable
development, hunger elimination and poverty reduction.
In 2008, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Ha Giang, Hoa Binh, Son La, Dien Bien and
Lai Chau signed minutes on building a legal corridor for businesses to invest
regional tourism development.
However, the region’s tourist agencies still operate separately and
spontaneously and the trade names are just connected to individual businesses,
not meant for inter-regional administration.