Tourism is identified as an important industry of Ca Mau
Mr. Tran Xuan Truong, the Head of Tourism Division, Ca Mau Province Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism said on the holiday of April 30 and May 1, 2017, the number of visitors to Ca Mau had increased significantly.
|Illustrative picture. Source: Internet|
Dat Mui tourism area, Khai Long tourism area, community tourism households, Da Bac Island are the favorite destinations when coming to Ca Mau, especially, the economic-cultural-historical tourism at Dat Mui tourism area – at the end of Ca Mau Cape.
According to statistics, the number of visitors to tourism sites in Ca Mau on the last holiday reached 32,683; 55.6% higher than that in the same period in 2016 (21,000 visitors). In the first 04 months of 2017, Ca Mau received nearly 420,000 visitors, of which domestic visitors increased by nearly 17% and international visitors increased over 9% over the same period of 2016. Ca Mau Cape’s goal is to achieve 1.2 million tourists by the end of this year.
According to Mr. Truong, in the first four months of this year, the tourism industry of Ca Mau province has made remarkable efforts: “The Department has coordinated and well implemented the tasks in the field of tourism to celebrate the 20th anniversary of re-establishment of Ca Mau province, directed the tourism business units to restructure their activities, ensured environmental sanitation, security and order and applied the criteria of tourism destination assessment issued by the General Department of Tourism and adjusted Ca Mau Province’s Tourism Promotion Program by 2017 and then submitted to Ca Mau People’s Committee. At the same time, the Department has also implemented procedures and coordinated with the consultancy unit in making the master plan on Nam Can National Tourism Area development by 2030”.
Ca Mau tourism industry continues to inspect and urge related units under the Department to implement the Construction and Development Project of tourism products in Ca Mau Cape and some important works; to actively advise and propose making the plan of the Standing Committee of the Provincial Party Committee on the implementation of Resolution No. 08-NQ/TW dated 06/01/2017 by the Politburo on making tourism become a key economic sector.
The information, support, advertisment and promotion of tourism is still well implemented. The review and updating of information about tourism business units are paid attention. Information, articles and photos about Ca Mau tourism are frequently posted on Ca Mau Province tourism website. The Department well performs the tasks of the liaison in collecting, receiving and supplying tourism information; linking, developing tourism and travel services for businesses inside and outside the province.
The Department also supports travel companies in introducing programs, tours, routes, tourism destinations in Ca Mau Province and the provinces in the Mekong Delta, Ho Chi Minh City and Ha Noi, etc.
From now until the end of 2017, in order to effectively exploit the tourism potentialities and advantages of Ca Mau province, Ca Mau tourism industry will continue to make investment in building tourism infrastructure, speeding up the implementation of tourism projects, improving tourism service quality, building new specific tourism products and enhancing tourism information and advertisement and promotion to make Ca Mau Province’s tourism developed and commensurate with its inherent potentialities and be the attractive destination to domestic and international tourists.
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