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Vietnam’s Mekong Delta sees an increase of tourists in 2014

Saturday, June 07, 2014, 11:34 GMT+7
Vietnam’s Mekong Delta sees an increase of tourists in 2014
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Almost 11 million tourists have visited Mekong Delta provinces in the south of Vietnam during the first five months this year, marking an 8.9 percent increase against the same period last year.

The number of foreign tourists goes up 15.5 percent, with over 800,000 visitors, according to the Mekong Delta Tourism Association (MDTA).

The total tourism turnover of the region during the first five months was VND2.57 trillion (US$123.4 million), increasing 27 percent against the same period last year.

Kien Giang was the province winning the highest turnover of VND647 billion ($31.1 million).

An Giang was the best province for attracting the most tourists, over 4.1 million; while Tien Giang drew the most foreign tourists, at over 264,000.

The increase in both the number of tourists and the income has resulted from the organization of events in the localities of the Mekong Delta in the past months, such as the Traditional Cake Festival in Can Tho City, the Cultural Year Festival in Ha Tien, and the national Music Festival in Bac Lieu.

In 2013, all 13 provinces and city of the Mekong Delta had 21 million tourists to get a total turnover of VND5.17 trillion ($248.7 million).

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