Tourist arrivals to Lao Cai rise 21.7%
Update: May 08, 2015
Total tourist arrivals to the northern province of Lao Cai in the first four months this year reached nearly 665.000, a year-on-year rise of 21.7%, reported the Lao Cai News.

This figure included nearly 218,000 foreign arrivals, a 16.4% decrease against the same period last year.

Total tourism revenue in the four months posted more than 1.44 trillion, a 21.8% increase over a year earlier.

In April alone, main tourist attractions in the province attracted numerous tourists, such as Sa Pa (138,000), Bac Ha (17,100) and Lao Cai city (80,300). In addition, the Lao Cai Information and Promotion Centre welcomed and provided service for over 12,4000 arrivals.

According to Viet Nam News Agency, the 2015 Sapa Culture and Tourism week concurred with the National Reunification holiday and May Day from April 28th to May 3rd. So consequently, Sapa greeted more than 60,000 tourist arrivals, much higher than the initial expected figure of 12,000 tourists.