Summer tourism activities go vibrant

Tourism activities across the country have become vibrant as summer comes. Localities nationwide are hosting a number of events for the peak season.

Ho Chi Minh City held the second Vietnamese 'Banh mi' Festival in mid-May and is about to organise the second River Festival from May 31 to June 9.

The south-central province of Khanh Hoa plans to hold the Nha Trang Sea Festival while Binh Dinh, another province in the south-central region, will host a series of summer tourism activities.

The Hue Festival Week is to take place in June. Meanwhile, the Festival for Peace, slated for the same month, is expected to draw visitors from far and wide to the central province of Quang Tri.

Many new tourism products have also been introduced, including night tours at the Cuc Phuong National Park in the northern province of Ninh Binh.

In the first five months of this year, Vietnam welcomed nearly 7.6 million international arrivals, up nearly 65% year on year and 4% from the pre-COVID-19 period.

The Republic of Korea remained the largest market for Vietnamese tourism during the period with 1.9 million visitors, accounting for over 25% of the total foreign arrivals, followed by China./.