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HCMC records tourism boom during four-day holiday

SGGP

The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism said that during the National Day (September 2) holiday, around 920,000 turns of visitors traveled to points of entertainment parks in the city, comprising around 32,484 turns of international visitors, 365,000 turns of domestic ones and around 130,000 turns of people staying in the city. 

The room occupancy reached 75 percent on average and the total revenue from the tourism sector in the city was expected to reach VND2,740 billion (US$117 million) during the four-day holiday.

Meanwhile, the Department of Tourism of Hanoi said that around 422,700 visitors paid visit to the capital city during the holiday, including 400,000 turns of domestic travelers and the rest ones being international visitors. The total revenue is expected to gain VND1,300 billion (US$56 million) during the holiday.

In addition, the room occupancy was calculated to reach around 40.5 percent on average, comprising 23.5 percent domestic visitors and around 17 percent international ones, mostly from Japan, China, the United Kingdom, the United States, Germany, the Republic of Korea, Finland and so on.

Tourism points in the Central region such as Hue, Da Nang, Hoi An lured more visitors than the pre-Covid-19 pandemic period.

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Accordingly, around 15,000 to 20,000 turns of visitors moved to Hoi An everyday during the National Day holiday, mostly from the Republic of Korea and Japan. Besides, the Department of Tourism of Da Nang City said that the number of visitors to the city during the four-day off holiday increased by around 58 percent over the same period in 2019.
Concerning to transport situation, people in the Mekong Delta region yesterday streamed back to Ho Chi Minh City and Southeastern provinces causing traffic congestion at the gateways in the region triggering the shutdown of the BOT toll station in Rach Mieu Bridge.

The Bien Hoa- Vung Tau Expressway Investment and Development Joint Stock Company (BVEC) said that the T2 toll station in Long Phuoc Ward, Long Thanh District in National Highway No.51 heading to Ba Ria – Vung Tau Province from Dong Nai Province was forced to close down 16 times under high pressure of around 41,000 turns of vehicles.

Traffic congestion also happened in the Ho Chi Minh City – Long Thanh – Dau Giay Expressway due to the high volume of vehicles from Vung Tau City and Dong Nai Province.

Representative of the BOT Phap Van – Cau Gie Company said that the traffic volume through Phap Van – Cau Gie expressway in September reached around 100,000 turns.

By SGGP- Translated by Huyen Huong

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