Mekong Delta sees fall in tourist arrivals

The Mekong Delta Region is seeing a fall in the number of tourist arrival due to the Covid-19 outbreak.

According to Can Tho City’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the city attracted 813,000 visitors during Lunar New Year holiday, a year-on-year increase of 4.5 per cent, but the number of visitors has been down in January and February.

Local tourism agencies announced that many tours to and from Can Tho have been cancelled.

According to the Kien Giang Province’s Tourism Department, many resorts on Phu Quoc Island are facing challenges because the number of visitors, particularly foreigners, is expected to drop dramatically this month.

In 2019, Phu Quoc welcomed 8.78 million visitors, an increase of 13.9 per cent compared to 2018./.