Boasting various tourist attractions like Quan Am Nam Hai festival, Xiem Can pagoda and bird sanctuary, among others, the Mekong Delta province of Bac Lieu will splash out VND1.35 trillion (US$59.4 million) on various solutions to local tourism development until 2020 with a vision until 2030.
Improving tourism services, bettering transport roads and restoring cultural and historic sites are put at the first line of the solutions. Besides, the locality also pays due attention to setting up mechanisms and policies to call for investment in tourism projects in the province.
According to Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Cao Xuan Thu Van, the province is currently home to 50 accommodation facilities with nearly 1,200 rooms. The Mekong Delta Tourism Association has listed Bac Lieu province among localities having outstanding tourism products in the southern key economic region.
The regional “One destination-Four localities Plus” tourism product comprises five provinces of Can Tho, An Giang, Kien Giang, Ca Mau and Bac Lieu, he added.
From the outset of the year, the province raked in over VND110 billion (US$4.84 million) from welcoming 120,000 tourist arrivals, including 3,200 foreigners.
This year, the local tourism sector strives to earn VND1.28 trillion (US$56.32 million) in tourism revenue, up 6.7% from 2017. It targets over 1.6 million tourists, a year-on-year surge of 9.3%, with 41,000 foreigners.