Tourism on Ly Son experiences a gloomy 2020

Ly Son Island district in central Quang Ngai province had secured a reputation as something of a “tourism haven” by welcoming thousands of domestic and foreign visitors in recent years. 2020, however, has been a tough year for the island’s tourism sector, given COVID-19 and recent storms and flooding.

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Many accommodation providers opened at the beginning of the year in order to meet growing tourism demand. Many of these, however, are facing problems due to the impact of COVID-19.

Islanders were also hit by nearly 10 major storms this year that caused significant losses and damaged infrastructure for the tourism sector.

Ly Son targeted welcoming 290,000 visitors in 2020, with revenue to stand at nearly 19 million USD. But disease and natural disasters put such plans completely out of reach.

It has, in fact, welcomed just 65,000 visitors this year.

Based on its existing advantages, Ly Son will introduce appropriate measures to promote its tourism sector./.

VNA