Viet Nam News
BẠC LIÊU — The Cửu Long (Mekong) Delta province of Bạc Liêu plans to attract 1.6 million tourists by the end of the year, including 41,000 international tourists.
Total revenue from the province’s tourism sector is expected to reach VNĐ1.3 trillion (US$56.4 million).
In the first six months of the year, the province’s tourism sector saw significant growth.
Tourism revenue was estimated at nearly VNĐ730 billion ($31.7 million), fulfilling 56.9 per cent of its target for the entire year and increasing by 10.45 per cent compared to the same period last year.
Cao Xuân Thu Vân, director of the province’s Culture, Sports and Tourism, said the department had worked with local authorities to ensure a clean and comfortable environment for tourists, as well as safety, security and order in tourism activities.
The province has implemented numerous activities to promote its tourism sector.
It has encouraged travel agencies and tourism-related companies to participate in the local tourism association, and promote their brands at exhibitions, festivals and international fairs.
In the coming time, the province’s tourism sector will draw up a detailed plan for development of tourism sites such as Tắc Sậy Church in Giá Rai Town, Lập Điền bird garden in Đông Hải District, and Phước Long stork garden in Phước Long District.
It is also asking the Mekong Delta Tourism Association for formal recognition of popular destinations such as a wind power site and Hưng Thiện Pagoda.
In addition, it plans to spend more to improve traffic infrastructure and the quality of services at tourism sites and areas.
The province is calling for investment for the Nhà Mát coastal tourism area in Bạc Liêu City, Tắc Sậy tourism area in Giá Rai Town, a coastal eco-tourism area linking visits with the Bạc Liêu Wind-Power Plant, and express boat services on the Bạc Liêu City - Hòn Trứng Island - Côn Đảo Islands route. — VNS