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Tourists flock to Cần Thơ in first quarter of 2016

Update: April, 08/2016 - 09:00
Floating market in the Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Cần Thơ. The city welcomed 418,827 tourists in the first quarter, an increase of 22 per cent year-on-year. — Photo baodatviet.vn

HÀ NỘI — The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta city of Cần Thơ welcomed 418,827 tourists in the first quarter, an increase of 22 per cent year-on-year.

They included 65,110 foreigners, representing a 6 per cent rise.

Tourism revenues topped VNĐ441 billion (US$19.7 million), a year-on-year increase of 24 per cent.

The sharp rise in the number of tourists to Cần Thơ was thanks to improved transport infrastructure and a number of new attractions like the Ninh Kiều Pedestrian Bridge and decorative lights on Hòa Bình Avenue.

In addition, the city has numerous interesting tourism sites such as Southern Trúc Lâm Monastery, Cái Răng floating market, Bằng Lăng stork garden, and Bình Thủy ancient house.

The city plans to introduce more new tours, improve the quality of its tourism products and hospitality services, develop infrastructure, and build more hotels and restaurants to attract more visitors. — VNS

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