Thoi Son Islet in Tien Giang (Photo: vanhoamientay.com)
Tien Giang (VNA) – The Mekong delta province of Tien Giang has become increasingly attractive to domestic and foreign visitors, with the locality welcoming more than 425,000 tourists in the first quarter of this year, a rise of 7.1 percent year on year.

The province attracted some 142,000 foreigners in the period, up 5.8 percent over the same time last year, said Nguyen Tan Phong, Vice Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Phong revealed that the province earned over 1.35 trillion VND from tourism, an increase of 19 percent year on year.

An upturn was seen in the number of visitors to major tourists attractions of Tien Giang, including Thoi Son Isle tourist site My Tho city, Tan Thanh site in Go Cong Dong and Dong Thap Muoi ecological reserve.

Phong said that Tien Giang has paid great attention to the building of attractive tours and trips, while upgrading infrastructure system serving tourism and creating favourable conditions for travel businesses.

The province has also focused on fostering links with neighbouring localities such as Ben Tre, Binh Long, Long An and Dong Thap to better exploit tourism potential, Phong added.

Tien Giang is home to 70,000 ha of orchards with numerous local fruits and a dense river and canal network which suitable for ecotourism.

This year, Tien Giang targets 10 percent in tourism growth, while welcoming over 1.6 million visitors. In 2020, the province expects to serve 2.2 million tourists.-VNA