Ha Nam welcomes over 2 million tourists in nine months hinh anh 1A ceremony at Tam Chuc spiritual tourism complex of Ha Nam province (Photo: VNA)
Ha Nam (VNA) – The northern province of Ha Nam welcomed over 2 million tourists in nine months of this year, including 77,000 foreigners, a significant increase from the previous years.

The locality earned revenues of over 520 billion VND (22.6 million USD) during the period.

Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Xuan Huy attributed the growth to ecological, spiritual, cultural, rural, medical and green tourism services.

This year, the Tam Chuc spiritual tourism complex has been chosen as a venue for the 16th United Nation Day of Vesak.

The provincial tourism sector set the goal of serving 2.5 – 3 million visitors, including 190,000 foreigners by 2020, and 7.6 million by 2030.

The total tourism revenue will reach 2 trillion VND and around 10.3 trillion VND by 2020 and 2030, respectively, up 10 – 15 percent on average. Up to 21,000 jobs will be created, including more than 8,300 direct jobs.

To such end, the sector will build and popularise Ha Nam tourism trademark, work with the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism and the Vietnam Tourism Association to join tourism fairs in traditional markets such as Japan, China, the Republic of Korea, and in new markets like Russia, Germany, UK, Canada and India, and welcome famtrip groups to the province./.