(VOVworld) - The Prime Minister has approved a master plan for the development of Lao Cai province’s Sapa national tourism area until 2030, with the goal of developing high-quality tourism products and attracting about 5.2 million visitor arrivals.
|Sapa in Lao Cai province will be chosen the highlight of the 2017 National Tourism Year with theme “Color of northeastern region”. This photo features a rice harvest in Ta Van commune. (Photo: Nhat Anh – VNA)
According to the plan, the Sapa national tourism area covers the entire Sapa district, including a 1,500-hectare core region focused on tourism development.
Under the master plan Sapa will meet new criteria for a recognized national tourism area by 2020, and the Sapa national tourism area will become an international-level resort and cultural tourism center by 2030, with modern infrastructure, unique, high-quality tourism products; and strong competitiveness against other countries’ tourism centers.
The area hopes to welcome two million visitors in 2020 and 5.2 million visitors in 2030.