Almost 11 million tourists visit Mekong River Delta
The Mekong River Delta greeted almost 11 million tourists since the beginning of this year, a year-on-year rise of close to 90%, earning total tourism turnover of more than VND2.56 trillion, up 27% compared to the same period last year, said the Mekong Delta Tourism Association on June 11th.
Of this figure, foreign tourist arrivals reached more than 803,000, a 16% increase over a year earlier. Tien Giang province attracted the largest number of foreign tourists with over 264,000 arrivals while Kien Giang province achieved the highest tourism turnover at VND647 billion.
Bac Lieu, Ca Mau, Tien Giang and Long An provinces saw the biggest growth in tourist arrivals during the period.
Aiming to attract more tourists to the region, the Mekong Delta Tourism Association has chosen the ecological garden model in Phong Dien district in Can Tho city to build and develop as a specific tourism product.