Can Tho in Vietnam

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INTRODUCTION Can Tho is the largest city in Mekong Delta and the fourth largest city in Vietnam. Can Tho or “Western Capital” as nicknamed has a population of 1.2 million as of 2011. The city experiences two climates Monsoonal and Tropical, and the prominent seasons are Rainy and Dry. Tourists visit this place because of its rich cultural heritage, natural habitat, local delicacies etc. The different mode of transportation that is easily accessible to the tourists is roadways, airways, waterways and railways. The tourist industry in this region has shown growth during the years. Due to its rich heritage and diverse natural habitat it visions to be transformed into one of the most popular tourist destination. the most beneficial factor about this city is its scope towards tourism development in different categories like- Cultural tourism- the city is culturally rich in heritage in terms of literature, flora and fauna, local delicacies etc. The events organized and the festivals celebrated across the city also create a wide scope for the cultural tourism to develop. The museums and theatres also portray the rich cultural heritage of the city. Business tourism- The city is at a rapid developing stage, this creates a good opportunity for the investors and companies to set up their business. The demands for the growth and developments attract business tourism in Can Tho. Investors, businessmen, traders etc from all over the world visits this city to try their luck. Natural or Eco tourism- The natural assets of the city like the forest, rivers, geographical terrain attracts the tourist to visit the place. The curiosity about the region, which is mainly formed from the accumulation of the sea deposit and the Mekong river alluvium, ... ... middle of paper ... ...g capitals of community will benefit its well-being. REFERENCES Phillip, S., Hunter, C., & Blackstock, K. (2010). A typology for defining agritourism. Tourism Management, 31(6), 754-758. Che, D. (2007). Agritourism and its potential contribution to the agricultural economy. CAB Reviews: Perspectives in Agriculture, Veterinary Science, Nutrition and Natural Resources, 2(063). Truong, V. D. (2013). Tourism policy development in Vietnam: A pro-poor perspective. Journal of Policy Research in Tourism, Leisure and Events, 5(1), 28-45. Faulkner, B. (2001). Towards a framework for tourism disaster management. Tourism Management. doi:10.1016/S0261-5177(00)00048-0 Simmons, D. (1994). Community participation in tourism planning. Tourism Management. doi:10.1016/0261-5177(94)90003-5 Retrieved from

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