Coastal provinces see sharp rise in visitors during national holidays

VOV.VN - The number of tourists heading to the provinces of Binh Thuan, Da Nang, and Quang Nam has increased sharply during the National Reunification Day and May Day holidays, with beaches in the provinces being packed with crowds of people.

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Hot-air balloon show in Da Nang
In Binh Thuan, hotels are at 95 per cent capacity with the locality welcoming 73,800 visitors, a rise of 24 per cent in comparison with the same period from last year. In total, 15,600 foreign visitors made their way to the province, accounting for 19.6 per cent of overall visitors. Hotels and resorts close to the centre have all been fully booked.

The increasing demand for travel to Binh Thuan can be attributed to the long holiday and hot weather that has hit the southern region.

Meanwhile, a diverse range of cultural and sporting activities took place across the beaches of the central coastal city of Da Nang, starting the first major tourism week of the year.

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Ong Dia rock in Phan Thiet
A hot-air balloon show was held on the morning of April 30 in Bien Dong park as part of a wide range of activities to kick off the 2019 tourism season. Visitors have the chance to experience going up in a balloon with tickets price at VND150,000 each for 3-minutes of flying.

In total, 20 sporting and cultural activities are taking place to mark Da Nang’s 2019 tourism season with a number of activities focusing on environmental protection.

During the national holidays on April 30 and May 1, a vast array of activities took place along My Khe beach, Bien Dong park, and Son Tra peninsula. These include a swimming contest, photo exhibition, chess competition, coracle shaking contest, art, and culinary programs to serve visitors and tourists.

Mr Nguyen Hong Van, a member of Son Tra Peninsula’s Management Board and Da Nang Beaches, said the number of tourists flocking to the beaches of Da Nang has increased by five to six-times in comparison to normal summer days.

Security forces operating at the beaches have been strengthened to ensure the safety of visitors during this special occasion, Mr Van added.


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