|Long An Province targets 1.3 million visitors this year. — VNA/VNS|Viet Nam News
LONG AN — The People’s Committee of Long An Province expects to welcome 1.3 million tourists this year, up 24 per cent over last year.
At a conference held on Tuesday on the development of Long An tourism, experts proposed ways to develop the Mekong Delta province into an attractive destination.
Nguyễn Văn Mỹ, general director of the Lửa Việt Tourism company, said the tourism sector must focus on quality sites and products to attract more visitors.
For example, with its conservation areas, melaleuca forests and medicinal forests, Mộc Hoá District could develop ecotourism combined with medicinal baths, he said.
Phạm Văn Cảnh, deputy chairman of the province’s People’s Committee, said that better infrastructure was needed to connect tourism sites.
The province, located adjacent to HCM City, has many historical-cultural sites such as Láng Sen Wetland Reserve and the Tân Lập floating tourism village.
It is one of three provinces including Tiền Giang and Đồng Tháp provinces that have collaborated with HCM City to create a tour called Một Hành Trình Ba Điểm Đến (A Journey to Three Destinations).
Last year, Long An welcomed more than one million tourists, including 15,000 foreign tourists with total revenue of more than VNĐ480 billion (US$20.6 million). — VNS