Tourists to Ca Mau increase by 11 percent in eight months
Update: Sep 07, 2017
More than 840,000 tourists, including 17,000 foreigners, chose the southernmost province of Ca Mau as a destination for their holidays in the first eight months of 2017, rising by 11.2 percent from a year earlier.

Tourism earned Ca Mau total revenue of nearly 400 billion VND (17.6 million USD) during the period, up 38 percent year on year.

The tourist number increase is attributable to the province’s improved service quality, diversified typical tourism products, and upgraded infrastructure at many places of interest.

Chairman of the Ngoc Hien district People’s Committee Ly Hoang Tien said in the National Day holiday from September 2 to 4, the Dat Mui and Khai Long tourism areas attracted over 30,000 visitors thanks to Ho Chi Minh Highway’s section from Nam Can district to Dat Mui commune becoming operational.

According to Nguyen Tien Hai, Chairman of the Ca Mau People’s Committee, resources mobilisation will continue to be implemented for developing infrastructure and upgrading tourist sites so as to capitalise on local tourism potential and advantages.

Management efforts will also be augmented to ensure security, order and safety for tourists at local attractions, he noted, adding that more attention will be paid to tourism cooperation with other regional localities, connecting roads to boost tourism, improving service quality, diversifying tourism products, and encouraging the community-based ecotourism.

Ca Mau is accelerating the construction of four important facilities at the Ca Mau Cape tourism area in Ngoc Hien district. The provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism is also updating tourism-related information and stepping up tourism promotion activities.

The province aims to serve 1.2 million tourists this year, Hai said.