Over 58,000 visitors flock to Da Lat on New Year

Da Lat city greeted more than 58,000 visitors during the 2021 New Year holiday from January 1 to 3, said Ms. Tran Thi Vu Loan, Deputy Chairwoman of the Da Lat People’s Committee.

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Domestic visitors reached 57,500, a year-on-year increase of 44%, while foreigners numbered over 500, a year-on-year decrease of 92%. The total number of visitors staying overnight was 48,000.

While the tourism industry of many countries in the world and many localities in the country are greatly affected by the COVID-19 pandemic, the number of tourists choosing Da Lat for their destination on New Year is remarkable and is expected to open prospects for the city’s tourism industry in 2021.

In 2020, Da Lat welcomed four million tourists; down 44% compared to 2019. Of which, over-night visitors were more than 3.6 million, down 24.7%.

It is forecast that by 2021, the COVID-19 pandemic may still be complicated; the local tourism industry focuses on attracting domestic tourists, with many programs linking tours, stimulating tourism demand during the tourist season and holidays. It aims to welcome more than 4 million visitors this year./.