Coastal Phan Thiet city in Binh Thuan province (Photo: VNA)

Binh Thuan (VNA) – The south central province of Binh Thuan expects to receive 5.7 million visitors for all of 2018, a jump of 12 percent from last year.

According to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, total earnings from tourism services are predicted to surge 18.8 percent to 12.8 trillion VND (550.9 million USD).

About 675,000 foreigners chose Binh Thuan for their holidays, with China and the Republic of Korea the top tourist sources, accounting for 28 percent and 13 percent of total international arrivals to the locality, respectively.

Meanwhile, stable growth was seen in tourist arrivals from traditional markets like Russia, the UK and France.

As local tourism has been enjoying the busiest months of the year, the department asked tourism service providers to improve quality and diversify entertainment options.

In addition, local authorities should work to ensure social order and food safety with a view to building Binh Thuan into a friendly and safe destination.-VNA