Thai Tourists Flock to Vietnam
Nearly 35,000 Thai tourists out of 50,000 foreign visitors have entered Vietnam through Lao Bao border gate, the Quang Tri Tourism and Trade Department said
Da Nang has received about 4,000 Thai tourists in seven months; a year-on-year increase of 300%, according to the Da Nang Tourism Department’s statistics.
Mrs. Duong Thi Tho, head of tourism management division of the Da Nang Tourism Department, said that each Thai tourist spends from US $150 -200 mostly on dried seafood and fine arts in Non Nuoc – the Five Mounts resort.
At present, tourist companies in Vietnam’s central region and those of Thailand are competing strongly with each other on tour prices, causing costs to drop by 15 %.
The number of Thai tourists who travel to Vietnam’s central region overland or Thai caravans will increase considerably since the construction of a bridge across Mekong River from a region in north-eastern Thailand to Lao is completed at this year’s end.
(Source: Tuoi Tre, Liberated Saigon)
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