|The number of Vietnamese and foreigners visiting eco-tourist destinations in Tiền Giang Province totalled more than 950,000 visitors in the first six months of the year, an increase of 12 per cent over the same period last year. — Photo sinhcafetravel.vn|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The number of Vietnamese and foreigners visiting eco-tourist destinations in Tiền Giang Province was up 12 per cent over the same period last year, according to the province’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The province attracted more than 950,000 visitors, including 316,000 foreigners, in the first six months of the year.
It earned VNĐ567 billion (US$5 million), an increase of 26 per cent compared to the last season.
Travel agencies launched several special eco- tours at affordable prices to satisfy increasing demand among Vietnamese and foreigners.
Famous tourist sites include Cái Bè Floating Market in Cái Bè District, Đồng Tháp Mười Ecological Conservation Area in Tân Phước District and Tân Thành Beach in Gò Công Đông District.
Local hotels, lodges and restaurants are offering quality services at reasonable prices, while local authorities have worked with HCM City and neighbouring provinces of Cửu Long (Mekong) River Delta region to launch new river tours.
Three projects on infrastructure serving tourism at Thới Sơn Isle, Cái Bè and Tân Phú Đông are expected to be completed by 2020. — VNS