Quang Ngai sees surge in tourist arrivals in 2015 hinh anh 1Ly Son Island, the most popular destination in Quang Ngai province. (Source: Internet)

Quang Ngai (VNA) – The central coastal province of Quang Ngai has seen a surge in the number of tourists visiting the province since the beginning of this year.

According to figures from the provincial People’s Committee, as of November, approximately 550,000 tourists visited the province, up 22 percent from 2014. Among them 47,000 were international visitors, a 24-percent increase.

The province’s revenue from tourism reached 510 billion VND (22.67 million USD), up 18 percent against the same period last year. Ly Son Island is the most popular destination with the arrival of 15,000 tourists.

The improved tourist infrastructure in the past years thanks to projects from big investors like Vingroup or Saigontourist and new tours like Cu Lao Cham – Ly Son – Sa Huynh are two main reasons behind the success.

At present, Quang Ngai has around 275 accommodation facilities, 80 percent of which are guest houses. There are 13 travel agencies in the province, two of which are international travel companies.

For the entire 2015, Quang Ngai hopes to welcome 650,000 tourists, up 16 percent from the previous year, with 55,000 being international visitors, up 18 percent from the same period last year.

The revenue of the whole year is estimated at 560 billion VND (25 million USD), up 9 percent from 2014.-VNA