|Mai Châu welcomed more than 300,000 tourists in 2015. –VNA/VNS Văn Hải|Viet Nam News
HÒA BÌNH — The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism coordinated with the People’s Committee of Mai Châu District for an event held last weekend announcing the Mai Châu Destination Planning Decision.
The decision will be a legal base to manage and urge domestic and international investors to conduct research, invest and exploit resources to develop Mai Châu destination.
Under the Mai Châu destination development planning decision in the 2014-2020 period with vision to 2030, Mai Châu District will play an important role in Hòa Bình Province’s tourism development.
The destination will cover a total size of some 700ha by 2030.
By 2020, Mai Châu District expects to have 530,000 tourists, 30 per cent of whom will be foreigners. It is expected that the number will reach more than one million by 2030, with revenue of more than VNĐ1,300 billion (US$58million).
Mai Châu District covers some 60,000ha and has a population of more than 54,000, comprising seven ethnic groups, including Thái, Tày, Mông, Kinh, Dao, Mường and Hoa.
Mai Châu is a small town in the northern mountainous province of Hòa Bình.
The district had nearly 100 homestays and 300,000 tourists with revenue of more than VNĐ90 billion ($4 million) in 2015. — VNS