2019 marks a year of outstanding development and growth for Can Tho International Airport, with 7 new routes being put into operation, including 2 international routes. Currently, Can Tho International Airport is operating 11 direct flights. Including 09 domestic routes and 02 international routes. And in early January 2020, Vietjet Air opened two new international routes, from Can Tho to Taipei (Taiwan) and Seoul (South Korea). With 02 new international routes, it will increase the total number of direct flights from Can Tho to 13 routes (09 domestic, 04 international).
Photo: Opening of Can Tho flight to Taipei (Taiwan) and Seoul (South Korea)
The opening of two more international routes to Can Tho international airport will bring opportunities for tourism development in particular and the Mekong Delta in general, and at the same time, contribute to the effective exploitation of Can Tho international airport. When having a new route, international tourists who want to visit the Mekong Delta can fly directly to Can Tho, instead of having to land at Tan Son Nhat Airport (Ho Chi Minh City) and to continue moving to the provinces, Mekong Delta city. With the addition of two additional international routes, Can Tho is expected to act as an aviation gateway for the Mekong Delta region. And vice versa, tourists from Can Tho and other provinces and cities in the Mekong Delta going abroad will fly directly from the CHKQT, saving time and cost for visitors. At the same time, opening up opportunities for travel businesses to connect and exploit new route tours, with reasonable prices, to attract tourists from the Mekong Delta region to participate in experiencing international destinations.
In order to contribute to maintaining air routes and developing tourism in Can Tho city. In 2019, on the occasion of opening new routes, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has collaborated with relevant units to organize a conference to promote and promote tourism in Can Tho in Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia) and in Hai Phong. At the same time, introduce and advertise new routes on the Department's website, Can Tho city and the smart tourism application portal and integrate it into articles promoting tourism in Can Tho city. in travel magazines and magazines.
To continue promoting the efficiency of flights and promoting Can Tho tourism to potential international markets. In 2020, DoCST expects to organize a conference to promote and promote tourism in two international markets: Japan, Thailand and one domestic market, Lam Dong. In addition, introducing and promoting routes in tourism development meetings and conferences of Mekong Tourism Development Clusters, Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Cooperation Cooperation and 13 provinces / cities in the Mekong Delta ... aims to attract international visitors to Can Tho city in particular and the Mekong Delta in general, through the Can Tho International Airport. At the same time, effective implementation of tourism development programs and projects, focusing on new construction and improving the quality of tourism products and services, meeting the trends and needs of tourists, especially especially for international tourists, increasing tourist spending and length of stay, contributing to tourism development to become a key economic sector.
In 2019, Can Tho tourism continues to achieve important results, annual tourism growth of over 10%, contributing to the city's socio-economic development. In 2019, Can Tho City welcomed more than 8.8 million tourists, an increase of 4.6% over the same period. Tourists staying over 3 million visitors, up 13.1% over the same period in 2018. Of which, the number of international visitors staying reached 400,000, up 12.4% over the same period in 2018. The total revenue from tourism reached more than 4.4 trillion VND, up 17.2% over the same period in 2018.
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