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Southern localities bustling with tourists during Tet holiday

Hanoi: Southern localities enjoyed a strong rise in the number of tourists during the Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday, which signals a good year for their tourism sector.

In Ho Chi Minh City, local tourist destinations saw increases from 10-20% in the visitor numbers. The most popular attractions included Dam Sen and Suoi Tien cultural parks, city tours on double-decker buses and night tours on Sai Gon River.

Meanwhile, more than 330,000 tourists travelled to the beach city of Vung Tau in Ba Ria-Vung Tau province during Tet holiday, up 21% year on year. According to the provincial Department of Tourism, in the first five days of the lunar year, or February 10-14, the province welcomed more than 684,000 visitors, a year-on-year rise of 2.23%, earning 558.42 billion VND (22.82 million USD).

In the southern province of Dong Nai, the local tourism sector served about 150,000 visitors during the holiday, up over 7% year on year, with a tourism revenue of about 75 billion VND.

At the same time, the Department of C
ulture, Sports and Tourism of the southernmost province of Ca Mau said that the locality received more than 177,900 tourists during Tet, a rise of 8% over the same period last year, earning more than 137 billion USD./.

Source: Vietnam News Agency