The Mekong Delta region welcomed over 12 million visitors (up 6 percent)

Published:  07:15 Wednesday - August 08, 2012

The Mekong Delta region welcomed over 12 million visitors (up 6 percent)

The Mekong River Delta welcomed 1.8 million foreign arrivals in July, increasing the total number of visitors since the beginning of the year to 12.8 million, went up 6 percent from a year ago.

The tourism industry brought VND2.6 trillion to Mekong River Delta region, a year-on-year increase of 25 percent.

According to the statistic of the Mekong River Delta Tourism Association, regional provinces have collaborated with each other to upgrade infrastructure, make many new tourism products and attract more investment for developing tourism in the 2010-2015 period.  

Each province focuses o­n promoting specific main tourism products, such as waterway tourism and festivals in Can Tho and An Giang, convalescence in Kien Giang, tours of Vietnam’s southern tip and eco-tourism in Ca Mau and cultural festivals of the Khmer ethnic group in Soc Trang.

Beside the upgrading tourism infrastructure, these localities also develop particular specialty products such as fine arts and handicrafts, fruit, fish sauce and confectionaries.    

 Source: DLO

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