16th meeting of Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia to be held


VGP – Ha Noi will host the 16th annual meeting of the Council for Promoting Tourism in Asia (CPTA) between September 5 and 10.

High on the agenda will be responsibilities in tourism development and ways to lure more visitors to big cities like Ha Noi.

Participants are representatives from Tokyo (Japan), Bangkok (Thailand), Delhi (India), Jakarta (Indonesia), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Metropolitan Manila (the Philippines), Seoul (the Republic of Korea), Taipei (Taiwan - China), and Tomsk (Russia).

The meeting is set to review cooperative activities implemented during the past years and design plans to carry out new projects. 

Participants will define responsibilities of state tourism management agencies and municipal governments, as well as tourism agencies and businesses in developing tourism in CPTA member cities. 
During the meeting, CPTA member cities will seek measures to lure more visitors to Asia through cooperative projects, programmes and campaigns. 

The meeting will also focus on strengthening cooperation between member cities as well as between tourism promotion agencies and businesses. 

On the sidelines of the event, the host city plans to hold a tourism promotion conference to help connect CPTA member cities with local firms. The sidelines activities also include an exposition, and tours for participating delegates around tourist destinations in Hanoi.

The annual event aims to review the results of cooperation; discuss and agree on new projects; propose solutions and responsibility of state management agencies, locality authority, and tourism businesses in order to develop tourism of members.