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Ninh Thuận targets 2.3 million visitors in 2019

Beautiful beaches in Ninh Thuan Province are a popular tourist attraction. VNS Photo by Phuong Mai
Viet Nam News

NINH THUAN – The central coastal province of Ninh Thuan this year aims to attract 2.35 million visitors, including 100,000 foreigners, and expand its luxury and ecotourism offerings.

It also aims to achieve total revenue of VND1.15 trillion (US$49.4 million) from tourism services. 

Le Van Binh, deputy chairman of the provincial People’s Committee and head of the steering committee for the province’s tourism development, said: “To reach the goal, we are improving state management of tourism, ensuring social order and safety, service quality at tourism attractions, and training human resources.”

The province will also continue to promote its tourism attractions abroad.

Ninh Thuan is calling for investment in luxury resorts along Binh Tien, Vinh Hy and Ninh Chu beaches, extreme sports activities on sandy hills in Ninh Phuoc and Thuan Nam districts, and ecotourism, sports tourism and cultural tourism in Ninh Son and Bac Ai districts.

It is encouraging investors to pour money into sea, urban and agricultural eco-tourism in Phan Rang – Thap Cham City.

“We will offer special land rental prices, preferential taxes and streamlined procedures to investors,” Binh said.

The province has granted investment certificates for 50 tourism projects with total capital of VND17.548 trillion (US$756 million).

Of these, 19 projects are operating while construction on 12 projects is underway.

Binh said the province had encouraged local tourism agencies to work with Tay Nguyen (Central Highlands) provinces, Nha Trang, Da Lat, Binh Thuan Province, HCM City, and southern provinces to offer more tours.

The Cham architectural relics, ecotourism destinations and craft villages are advantages of the province’s tourism

These include the Chua Mountain National Park, Binh Son-Ninh Chu Beach, Thai An Grape Village, Po Klong Garai Tower, Bau Truc pottery village and My Nghiep brocade weaving village.

Extreme sports on sandy hills and beaches, as well as homestay services, are the provinces’ signature tourism products.

In 2018, Ninh Thuan welcomed 2.19 million tourists, a year-on-year increase of 15.3 per cent.

Tourism turnover reached VND1.05 trillion ($45 million), a year-on-year increase of 18.9 per cent.

The province has 145 accommodation facilities with a total of 3,100 rooms. – VNS




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