Lao Cai launches promotion programme to boost tourism hinh anh 1Sa Pa - a popular tourist destination in Lao Cai province (Photo: VNA)

Lao Cai (VNA) –
The northwestern province of Lao Cai organised a summer tourism promotion programme from May 22-24 with a view to luring holidaymakers to the locality in general and the resort township of Sa Pa in particular.

As many as 82 local travel businesses were engaged in the programme, which covers special ticket discounts of 10-60 percent to tourist sites, while the quality of accommodation and catering services were enhanced.

Fansipan Legend Cable Car Company of Sunworld Group is offering a 60 percent discount for tourists coming from the northwestern provinces of Lao Cai, Lai Chau, Son La, Dien Bien, Yen Bai and Hoa Binh. The preferential programme will run until June 28.

Lao Cai aims to draw 2.5 million tourists in 2020. Due to the impact of COVID-19, the number of visitors to Lao Cai in the first five months of the year reduced 73.2 percent to 666,000./.