VOV.VN - Located in the northern province of Lao Cai, the town of Sa Pa received 17,346 visitors during the three-day New Year holiday from January 1 to January 3, according to local authorities.
Hoang Thi Vuong, head of the Sa Pa Culture and Information Office, said on January 3 that the locality had raked in VND46 billion in tourism revenue during the reviewed period, marking an increase of over VND7.8 billion compared to the Christmas season from 2021.
Though the number of visitors is equivalent to only 30% of last year's figure of the same time, this can be considered a positive sign of the recovery of the local tourism industry in Sa Pa town and Lao Cai province a year after being negatively affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.
To facilitate holidaymakers' travel, local authorities have directed relevant units to enhance pandemic preventive measures and ensure environmental sanitation and food safety during the upcoming Lunar New Year holiday, known locally as Tet.
Under the the Government’s resolution on flexible adaptation and effective control the COVID-19 pandemic, travel firms have offered a range of discounts on tours, while also striving to improve the general quality of tourism services to attract a larger number of visitors to Sa Pa.
On average, Sa Pa typically welcomes between 4,000 and 5,000 visitors each day, especially at weekends, with many hotels and lodging facilities in the town being fully booked.