The Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang will develop its Phu
Quoc island into an eco-tourism centre, according to the province’s
tourism development strategy for the 2011-2020 period.
Phu Quoc, Vietnam's largest island with a total area of
574 sq.km, is one of the country's most popular tourist destinations. It
is dubbed as a “tourism paradise” in the south-western region.
Under the development plan, the island is set to welcome 1-1.2 million
visitors each year by 2015, earning 209 million USD. Of the number,
foreign arrivals make up 35 percent.
By 2020, the
island is expected to gross 771 million USD from receiving 2-3 million
tourists annually with 40 percent being foreign visitors.
With major products such as exploring, ecological and cultural
tourism, the island targets to become a more attractive tourism
destination to holiday-makers.
Apart from the
domestic market, Phu Quoc is expected to become a popular destination
for travellers from foreign markets such as Northeast Asia, North
America, West Europe and ASEAN./.