The year of 2015 marked the strong development of tourism in Lao Cai province, with total revenue from tourism in the province, estimated at 4675.3 billion VND.
According to the Department of Culture – Sports and Tourism in Lao Cai, in 2015, in the context of slow economic recovery, with the implementation of synchronous solutions with focus on the implementation of promotional activities and promotion of travel, the province’s tourism industry still has a remarkable step.
Accordingly, in 2015, tourism in Lao Cai has been a strong growth in both the number of visitors and revenue from tourism. Specifically, over the past year, total tourist arrivals to Lao Cai was estimated at 2 million, exceeding the target of 16.1% and increased 42.3% compared to that of 2014 (1.47 million). In particular, the number of international visitors to the tourist destination in Lao Cai is on 717.64 thousand, up 31.6% compared with that of 2014; domestic tourists reached nearly 1,373 million, up 48.5%. In particular, revenue from the province’s tourism also increased compared to that of 2014. If in 2014, the Lao Cai’s tourism revenue totaled 3276 billion VND, in 2015, this figure had increased up to 4675.3 billion VND, up 42.7%.
The measures to promote Lao Cai tourism in future
To obtain such positive results, besides the tourism promotion, it is necessary to mention the expansion of the road system in Lao Cai connecting it with other localities, especially the highway of Noi Bai – Lao Cai which has contributed to the sharply increasing number of tourists. Also, in 2015, accommodation system in the province of Lao Cai has been focused on investment and development toward modernization and rational. Up to now, with 39 businesses, branches, representative offices engaged in travel, Lao Cai province has over 515 accommodation facilities with nearly 5,000 rooms of all kinds … Only community travel, Lao Cai has 136 homestays including 107 homestays in Sa Pa, 18 ones in Bac Ha, 11 ones in Bat Xat.