Binh Thuan welcomes 5.7 million tourist arrivals in 2018

Monday, Dec 17, 2018 18:13

White sand dunes in Mui Ne Beach in the southern province of Binh Thuan. — Photo

The south central province of Binh Thuan expects to receive 5.7 million visitors in 2018, a jump of 12 per cent from last year.

According to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, total earnings from tourism services were predicted to surge 18.8 per cent to VND12.8 trillion (US$550.9 million).

About 675,000 foreigners chose Binh Thuan for their holidays, with China and the Republic of Korea the top tourist sources, accounting for 28 per cent and 13 per cent of total international arrivals to the locality, respectively.

Stable growth was also seen in tourist arrivals from traditional markets like Russia, the UK and France.

Local tourism has been enjoying the busiest months of the year, so the department has asked tourism service providers to improve quality and diversify entertainment options. In addition, local authorities should work to ensure social order and food safety with an aim to build Binh Thuan into a friendly and safe destination. — VNS

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