Tourists visit Poshanu Cham Tower in Phan Thiet city (Photo: VNA)


Binh Thuan (VNA) –
The south central coastal province of Binh Thuan expects to welcome 40,000 visitors during the New Year holidays, which runs from December 29 to January 1.

Besides foreign tourists from Russia, the Republic of Korea, Germany and Finland, the province is forecast to host a large number of domestic travellers who come for camping and organising year-end parties.

In a bid to ensure safety for holidaymakers, the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has enhanced inspections on tourism service activities, particularly in key tourist sites like Mui Ne, La Gi and Ham Thuan Nam. Also, it has strictly controlled food safety and environmental hygiene.

Furthermore, due attention has been paid to social order at historical relic sites and many other places. In case of any incident, visitors should contact the Binh Thuan Tourism Promotion Information Centre via hot line 0623.608222 and 0623.810801.

As tourism is enjoying the peak season of the year, tourism service providers have worked to organise a wide range of cultural activities, including art performances to welcome the New Year, performance of Cham ethnic group’s traditional music, Gala Dinner, Western Europe cuisine festival, programmes to showcase traditional weaving and pottery of Cham ethnic people, among others.

The province hopes to receive 5.7 million visitors for the whole 2018, a jump of 12 percent from last year, including 670,000 foreigners.

Total earnings from tourism services are predicted to surge 18.8 percent to 12.8 trillion VND (550.9 million USD).-VNA