BUSINESS Updated at 08:21:53 05/02/2019  (Views:  514 )
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Visitors flock to tourist destinations during national holidays

The capital city of Hanoi welcomed over 440,000 tourists during the five-day holidays which lasted from April 27 to celebrate Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day. 

Vung Tau city in the central coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau served over 350,000 tourists during the first four days of the holidays. (Source: tuoitre.vn)

The figure represented a year-on-year rise of 12.4 percent, with the number of foreign holidaymakers up 17.9 percent to exceed 91,200, according to the municipal Department of Tourism. 

The department said the city earned some 754 billion VND (32.4 million USD) from tourism services during the holidays, up 36.9 percent from the same period last year. 

Of note, foreign visitors came from 160 countries and territories, mainly the Republic of Korea, China, Japan, Taiwan , France, Australia, the UK, the US, Germany and Malaysia. 

To ensure safety for tourists, the department has deployed staff to inspect major destinations in the city. 

Meanwhile, Vung Tau city in the central coastal province of Ba Ria-Vung Tau served over 350,000 tourists during the first four days of the holidays. 

The management board of tourist sites in Vung Tau has worked with competent forces to ensure security and order, as well as hygiene in local tourist destinations.   

Mai Ngoc Thuan, Secretary of the municipal Party Committee, said the city has mobilised about 500 public servants to work round the clock in the areas attractive to holidaymakers. 

Apart from beaches, local restaurants along coastal streets like Thuy Van, Ha Long, Quang Trung and Tran Phu also served crowds of tourists. 

According to Nguyen Xuan Dung, director of the management board of the Con Dao national tourist site, as of April 30, the island district of Con Dao welcomed around 12,000 vacationers, doubling the number recorded in the same period last year. 

Con Dao has about 82 accommodation establishments with 1,600 rooms which can serve about 3,600 visitors. 

During the holidays, the south central coastal province of Phu Yen attracted 42,165 tourists, up 20 percent year-on-year, including some 580 foreigners, the provincial  Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism reported. 

The department has coordinated with localities and travel companies to organise various activities on this occasion such as culinary festivals at major hotels, a kite-flying festival and a street music festival.-VNA

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