In the first 6 months of 2013, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province attracted 6,466,082 tourist arrivals, increasing by 10.75% over the same period of 2012; of which, international arrivals were 248,095. Total tourism receipts reached VND 1,480 billion, up 17.9% over the same period of 2012.
To gain this result, Ba Ria – Vung Tau province has made considerable efforts to increase promotion. Particularly, the province has focused on improving awareness of community in doing tourist business and set strict regulations to ensure good tourism environment.
According to Mr. Nguyen Van Son, Deputy Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, at the end of July, the Ho Tram Strip tourist complex will be open for the 1st phase. This will be the highlight for provincial tourism sector and contribute to increase international arrivals to the province. The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism will organize the workshop to find solutions attracting Japanese tourists; organize competition of province’s typical souvenirs; publish publications to promote tourism in Vietnamese, English, Japanese languages.