Festival boosts tourism in Quy Nhon

VOV.VN - A three-month summer tourism festival running from June 17- September 2 got underway in the south central province of Binh Dinh aiming to promote its Quy Nhon city and attract more tourists.

Quy Nhon city is located in the East-West Corridor and serves as a gateway to the Central Highlands, southern Lao localities and northeastern Cambodian provinces. It has favourable conditions for tourism development.

The city has diverse terrain including plain land, hills, mountains, rivers, lakes, sea and islands, with 42 km of coastline, and four island communes and archipelagoes.

Along with relic sites and beautiful natural landscapes, visitors to Quy Nhon can explore traditional art and festivals, craft villages and Binh Dinh martial art as well as local food.

In recent years, the number of tourists to Quy Nhon has increased more than 20% per year, higher than the average growth of 17% in the southern coastal area and 15% nationally.

With its tourism potential and strengths, Quy Nhon aims to welcome 4.67 million tourists, including 720,000 foreigners in 2020, while lengthening the average visitors’ stay to 3-4 days.

To reach the target, Quy Nhon has focused on developing unique and competitive tourism products, including sea and island tourism, resort, eco-tourism, sight-seeing, homestay, cultural, historical and gastronomic tourism.

It has also targeted investors by offering favourable conditions for projects and upgrading the province’s tourism infrastructure.

In summer 2016, Binh Dinh welcomed 3.2 million visitors. In the first six months of 2017, the province served more than 1.9 million tourists, a year-on-year rise of 19%, with total revenue of VND990 billion, up 38% year on year.