Sa Pa welcomes nearly 20,000 visitors during New Year holidays hinh anh 1On top of the Fansipan Mountain in Lao Cai (Photo: VNA)
Lao Cai (VNA) – Sa Pa township – a famous tourist destination in the northern province of Lao Cai welcomed 17,346 visitors during the three-day solar New Year holiday (January 1-3), according to head of the Culture-Information Office of the township Hoang Thi Vuong.

Vuong said that revenue from tourism activities during the holidays reached 46 billion VND (2.01 million USD), up over 7.8 billion VND (341,281 USD) compared to the Christmas holidays (December 24-26).

Although the number of tourists was equivalent to only 30 percent of that in the same time last year, the results showed signs of recovery of Sa Pa tourism after a tough year due to impacts of COVID-19, she said.

As part of efforts to promote the "Lao Cai-Safe Destination” trademark, local authorities and businesses have applied effective measures to ensure epidemic and transport safety, environmental sanitation and food safety for tourists.

Alongside, local travel firms have offered various promotion programmes to attract tourists. On average, Sa Pa welcomed about 4,000 - 5,000 visitors each day, with many hotels fully booked during weekends.

Sa Pa has long been among the country’s leading destinations. Of note, young people accounted for more than 70 percent of tourist arrivals to the town last year./.