Phu Quoc looks to become national tourism centre

Wednesday, 2022-01-05 09:21:11
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A resort in Phu Quoc island (Photo:VNA)
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NDO/VNA – Phu Quoc island city in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang is expected to become a national tourism centre in the coming time as investors deploy their projects here, said Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Huynh Quang Hung.

The island city welcomed 10,000 visitors, including over 2,000 foreigners in the first three days of 2022.

Particularly, in the last two days of 2021, as many as 50 Lao tourists selected Phu Quoc as a destination for welcoming the New Year 2022.

Hung said Phu Quoc was recognised as a tier-2 city by the National Assembly Standing Committee last year, this is a premise for the locality to strongly promote tourism development.

Phu Quoc is determined not only as a high-end resort tourism centre, but also as a financial hub and a centre of aviation and maritime trade in the region, he noted.

This will help Kien Giang province in general and Phu Quoc in particular attract more domestic and foreign investment, Hung affirmed.

Known as “Pearl Island”, Phu Quoc is the largest island in Vietnam and also the largest of the 22 making up the group of Phu Quoc islands.
In the beginning of 2022, Phu Quoc lured 350 investment projects worth 17 billion USD, including many projects developing high-class tourism and entertainment areas.

According to the official, the city plans to receive over 4,000 international visitors by the end of January.