|The new tourism products in Bình Định will include "relaxing by the sea" tourism, culture-history tourism, ecological tourism and Ba Na ethnic culture exploration tourism. — Photo dulichthiennhien.vn|Viet Nam News
BÌNH ĐỊNH — The central province of Bình Định plans to boost tourism in the northern region.
The areas include Tam Quan and Lộ Diêu beaches (in Hoài Nhơn District); Hà Ra, Phú Thứ, Mũi Rồng and Tân Phụng seaports (in Phù Mỹ District); An Toàn ecological forest (An Lão District); and other historical sites such as Đào Duy Từ Temple, Tăng Bạt Hổ Temple and some battlefield sites dating back to the American war in Việt Nam.
Nguyễn Văn Dũng, director of Bình Định’s Tourism Department, said the province needed to focus on traffic infrastructure in the area and advertise local tourism through various channels.
Nguyễn Tuấn Thanh, chairman of the province, said the area possessed a seashore, marsh lands, rivers and mountains.
The province will develop tourism routes linking Phù Cát Airport and Phù Mỹ, Hoài Nhơn, Hoài Ân and An Lão districts, with Bồng Sơn Town of Hoài Nhơn District as the centre, he said.
The products will include "relaxing by the sea" tourism, culture-history tourism, ecological tourism and Ba Na ethnic culture exploration tourism.
The province aims to increase the number of tourists to 5.5 million per year by 2020, with total income of VNĐ10 trillion (US$434 million) from tourism.
This year, the province hopes to receive 3.55 million visitors and earn income of VNĐ1,620 billion. — VNS