|White sand dunes in Mũi Né Beach in the southern province of Bình Thuận. — Photo kenhdulich.org |Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The south central province of Bình Thuận 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 VNĐ12.8 trillion (US$550.9 million).
About 675,000 foreigners chose Bình Thuận 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 Bình Thuận into a friendly and safe destination. — VNS