to Tourist Management Board of Con Dao district, since the beginning of year,
Con Dao welcomed nearly 80.000 turns of tourist visiting and convalescing that increased
14.98% in the comparison with the figure of the same period last time.
Among 80.000 turns of tourist, there were 16.593 foreign tourists
that made up more than 20% of total number of tourist visiting Con Dao
district. The total turnover of tourism and service gained in Sep was nearly
VND 277 billion that was 22% higher than the figure of the same period last
year, including VND 102 billion collected from foreign tourists.
The remarkable increase of foreign tourists visiting Con Dao was
the result of tourist promotion programs introduced on foreign channels and
magazines. Tourist businesses frequently upgraded infrastructure and service’s
quality. Thanks to the reduction of electrical price, businesses have
expenditure to develop preferential policies and promotion programs. And last
but not least, good weather, calm sea and long holidays are also the reason to
attract many tourists to Con Dao district.
Con Dao district is upgrading infrastructure to develop tourism
now. Tourism, service and industry were pointed as economic structure in the
scheme of Con Dao district to 2015 and vision to 2020. This scheme aims to
attract 64.000 turns of tourist per year in 2015; strengthen infrastructure and
gradually meet the modernization’s demand in 2020; restore historical vestiges
before 2015 to be the interesting tourist sites.
In order to reach these above targets, Con Dao district specified
the preferential list of buildings from now to 2015 which focused on traffic
system, power and water system, sewage and waste treatment with about VND 2.147
billion deducted from national budget and about VND 2.765 billion collected by
foreign investors, domestic businesses and local citizens.
Besides, Con Dao district also upgrades ecological tourist route
in Con Dao National Park; builds internal traffic system and upgrades Con Son
airport to receive big-size planes; builds 2 high speed boats that can carry
200 passengers per trip.
K.V – Translated by T.T