Beach tourist hubs see tourist influx during long holidays amid severe heat wave

By Tam Anh, Bich Phuong    May 1, 2024 | 07:10 pm PT
Beach tourist hubs see tourist influx during long holidays amid severe heat wave
Vung Tau beach is flooded with holiday-goers on April 30, 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Dang Khoa
Many popular beach destinations witnessed an increase in tourist numbers from last year during the five-day holidays as people sought refuge from the heat wave enveloping the country.

Thanh Hoa, home to Sam Son beach, received over 1.5 million visitors during the Reunification Day and Labor Day holidays that wrapped up on Wednesday, up 27% from last year.

The average hotel occupancy rate was over 80% and tourism revenues increased by 33% from last year to VND3.8 trillion.

Ha Tinh in the north-central region welcomed 603,000 visitors, up 68% from last year.

The occupancy rate at beach areas reached 100%.

Thien Cam, one of the most famous beaches in Ha Tinh, was crowded during the first three days of the holidays.

Nghe An with an 82-km coastline received 950,000 visitors, up 22% from the previous year.

Cua Lo was the most crowded beach in the province, attracting 40,000 people every day.

In the south-central region, Khanh Hoa, home to beach resort cities Nha Trang and Cam Ranh, attracted 970,000 visitors, up 21%.

Khách tắm biển Sầm Sơn, Thanh Hoá. Ảnh: Lê Hoàng

Sam Son beach in Thanh Hoa is crowded with revelers on April 28, 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Le Hoang

Its occupancy rate was nearly 90%.

Da Nang received over 336,000 visitors, up 12%, with the number of international arrivals doubling from last year to 72,000.

Its tourism revenues were worth over VND1.33 trillion, a 13% increase from last year.

In the south, Vung Tau received over 620,000 visitors, a 25% rise from the same period last year. Hotel occupancy rates topped 90%.

Its tourism revenues were up 12% at VND668 billion.

Binh Thuan, home to Mui Ne and Phu Quy Island, welcomed 220,000 visitors, up 25%.

Its hotel occupancy rates were 75-95%.

Many parts of Vietnam have experienced a severe heat wave in recent months, with temperatures in some places in HCMC and Hanoi exceeding 41 degrees Celsius.

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