The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak served nearly 140,000 visitors during the 2018 Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays, a rise of 20 percent year-on-year (Illustrative photo: VNA)

Dak Lak (VNA) – The Central Highlands province of Dak Lak served nearly 140,000 visitors during the 2018 Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays, a rise of 20 percent year-on-year, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Of the figure, 138,000 were domestic visitors and more than 1,800 were foreign tourists.

The province earned about 7.58 billion VND (333,000 USD) from tourism services.

Tourist destinations which drew the most number of visitors in the period include Buon Don tourist centre, Ko Tam Ecotourism, Ako Dhong village, Dray Nur and Dray Sap waterfalls, Troh Bur Orchid Reserve and Yok Don National Park.

Nguyen Duc, manager of the Buon Don tourist centre, said the surge in the number of visitors to the centre was attributable to favourable weather during the Tet holidays. The centre welcomed 30,000 holidaymakers between February 16 and 22 (the first and seventh day of the new lunar year).

Aside from annual activities, this year, the tourist centre also introduced a space of gong culture in the Central Highlands, as well as other traditional instruments and local cuisine to visitors, he added.

In early February 2018, the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism instructed all tourist destinations, restaurants and hotels to prepare tourism personnel and not to overcharge visitors.-VNA