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Lao Cai launches tourism promotion program


Lao Cai tourismIn the capital city Hanoi, Lao Cai people's committee has introduced new tourism products and pronounce the Travel promotion program in 2014 to boost Lao Cai tourism, especially Sapa with the motto: "Lao Cai, safe, friendly and attractive".

According to Tran Huu Son, Lao Cai director of the Department of Culture, Information and Tourism, the province is implementing a series of measures to stimulate travel to Sapa and Lao Cai with an aim to welcome 1.2 million visits in 2014.

He said "Due to the tense situation in the East sea coupled with false rumours about the situation in Lao Cai that made international visitors felt worried, do not dare to travel to the area". This makes the number of visitors to Lao Cai for the month in June 2014 decreased 70% compared to May, of which international tourists fell to 35%. As a result, tourism promotion program is launched this time to assure foreign visitors that Lao Cai is peace and very attractive, happy to welcome visitors to the province". According to Son, from the beginning of July 2014, there were more tourists started going to Lao Cai.

To attract more tourists, Lao Cai will perform the promotion package with a discount of travel services to 30% and offer free entrance fees at tourist sites. Also, in the last 6 months of the year, Lao Cai province will continue to implement new tourism products such as the opening of spiritual tours along the Red River (Phu Tho - Yen Bai - Lao Cai), flower festival associated with street festivals in Sapa in September; the international marathon to be held in two days 20 and 21 September along the mountain slopes in Sapa, open 8 new thematic tours...

In addition, Lao Cai province is also gradually improving infrastructure for tourism, such as opening the highway Ha Noi to Lao Cai, Lao Cai airport planning and golf course will be built in the Bat Xat district. Especially a range of 5 star hotels in Sapa and Lao Cai city will go into operation in 2014, it is known from 2014 to 2016, Lao Cai will invest about 218 billion Dong for the construction of tourism infrastructure.

According to statistics of the Tourism Steering Committee of Lao Cai province, the first 6 months of 2014, Lao Cai welcomed 801173 visitors, reaching 57.2% of the plan in 2014, an increase of 25.1% over the same period in 2013, total revenue is estimated at 1775 billion Dong.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


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