Kien Giang – The southern province of Kien Giang welcomed
over 1 million tourists, including over 18,600 foreigners, in the first two
months of 2022, up 27 percent year-on-year.
Of the total, around 741,600 tourists travelled to Phu Quoc island
city, representing a year-on-year rise of over 30 percent. The city earned
over 750 billion VND (32.8 million USD) from tourism services.
This year, the province is striving to attract 5.6 million
holiday-makers, including 200,000 foreigners, and earn around 7.75 trillion
To that end, the province has promoted communications to popularise
the image of its tourism with the message of “Kien Giang – a safe destination”.
It has encouraged and created favourable conditions for travel
businesses to actively participate in tourism promotion programmes, and
introduce products and services at tourism fairs, cultural events and
traditional festivals held in localities inside and outside the province. It will
focus on key markets such as Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the central, Central
Highlands and northwest regions.
Bui Quoc Thai, Director of the provincial Department of
Tourism, emphasised that the province will strengthen links and cooperation in
tourism development with Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, the Mekong Delta region and
some other key tourism localities in the country, and intensify international cooperation.
Attention will be paid to improving the quality of tourism
services, diversifying products and product chains, and combining with domestic
tourist routes to make Kien Giang an attractive destination to tourists./.