Phu Quoc welcomes nearly 2,000 European visitors on last day of lunar year

Kien Giang: Cruise ship Aida Bella docked at Phu Quoc island in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, bringing 1,979 European tourists to the 'pearl island' on February 9, or the last day of the lunar year. The group are scheduled to explore Phu Quoc night market, Vinwonders entertainment complex, and Vinpearl Safari, take cable cars to Hon Thom island, and visit Hon (kissing) bridge. They will also enjoy the best beaches of Phu Quoc and small islands, visit traditional craft villages, and try local dishes before leaving the island at night on the same day. Earlier on February 2, Italian-flagged cruise ship Costa Serena also carried 1,100 foreign tourists to Phu Quoc. Bui Quoc Thai, Director of the Kien Giang Department of Tourism, said that since the beginning of this year, especially on the threshold of the Lunar New Year (Tet) holidays, Phu Quoc has welcomed a large number of foreign tourists, signaling a good year for the local tourism sector. So far this year, the famous tourist destination has s erved more than 502,000 travelers, including 82,615 foreigners, up 6.1% year on year, earning about 1.76 trillion VND (72.05 million USD)./. Source: Vietnam News Agency