Number of visitors to Mekong Delta provinces sharply increases

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The People’s Committee of Kien Giang Province said that since the beginning of this year the province has held several events to advertise tourism, promote investment and carry out tourism projects in order to attract more tourists to the province.

Number of visitors to Mekong Delta provinces sharply increases

Up to now, the province has welcomed more than 6.86 million local and foreign visitors, meeting 82.7 percent of this year’s plan, an increase of 12.5 percent over the same period last year, with total revenue of more than VND6.2 trillion, up more than 35 percent. Of which, Phu Quoc Island alone has received more than 3.9 million visitors with total revenue of VND5.7 trillion.

Meanwhile, Mr. Nguyen Khanh Hiep, director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of An Giang Province, said that in the first nine months of this year, tourism spots in the province have been visited by nearly 8.4 million tourists, an increase of nearly 4 percent over the same period last year. Total revenue from tourism activities was estimated at VND4.7 trillion, up 17 percent. Ba Chua Xu Temple on Sam Mountain, Cam Mountain, Tra Su Cajuput Forest, President Ton Duc Thang Memorial Zone and Sap Mountain in Thoai Son District are the places that attracted visitors most.

In Can Tho City, in the first nine months of this year, tourism industry also greeted more than 7 million visitors, up 4.2 percent over the same period last year, with total revenue of more than VND3.39 trillion, up 15 percent over the same period last year.

Mr. Ngo Quang Tuyen, deputy head of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Dong Thap Province, excitedly shared that since the beginning of this year, the province welcomed more than 2.8 million tourists, up 12 percent. Of which, foreign visitors were 70,000 people, an increase of 49 percent. Total revenue from tourism activities was more than VND700 billion.

At the present, authorities in Dong Thap Province along with travel agencies and business households have been zealously preparing activities in order to attract more tourists to the province in the last days of this year and during the upcoming lunar New Year. The province planned to welcome around 3.9 million visitors this year with total revenue of more than VND1 trillion.

According to Mr. Ly Thanh Sang, director of Cam Mountain Cable Car Tourism Zone, the company has been promptly upgrading and expanding the tourism zone so as to timely put it into operation at the beginning of next year to serve entertainment demand during the upcoming festive season.

By Nguyen Thanh – Translated by Thuy Doan

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