Of the total visitors, 1.9 million were domestic tourists and nearly 100,000 were foreigners, according to the provincial People’s Committee.
The committee attributed the rise to successful efforts in calling for investment in developing tourism products such as the cable system in Chua Chan mountain, the Lang Tre tourism area, along with Cat Tien Jungle Lodge Resort, Suoi Mo park and Vuon Xoai and Buu Long tourism areas.
At the same time, Dong Nai has chosen a number of large tourism projects for further expansion, including the Dong Nai Natural Reserve and the Buu Long tourism area.
The province is calling for investors to develop tourism on Tri An Lake, river tours between Bien Hoa-Vinh Cuu and the Da Ton Lake ecotourism area, while expanding transportation infrastructure system to improve access to major tourism destinations.
Le Kim Bang, Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that the province targets 3.4 million tourists and tourism revenue of VND1.14 trillion (US$50.17 million) in 2017.