The Mekong Delta city of Can Tho welcomed 4.9 million tourist arrivals in the first six months of the year, up 9.5 percent year-on-year.

During the period, the number of foreign tourists visiting the city rose by 13.6 percent to 199,500.

Can Tho city has focused on upgrading tourist attractions and developing new tourism products, especially MICE tourism.

In the first half of the year, Kien Giang province received nearly 4.3 million tourist arrivals, up 9 percent year-on-year.

Phu Quoc island is the most popular destination in Kien Giang province, with more than 2.2 million visitor arrivals, a year-on-year increase of 36 percent.

Tours designed for travelers by sea are from HCM City to Tien Giang and Vinh Long provinces, while river tours depart from HCM City to Tien Giang, Vinh Long, Dong Thap and An Giang provinces.-VNA