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Quang Ninh welcomed roughly 8,8 million tourist arrivals in 6 months

Monday, 24/07/2023 | 16:40:51 [GMT +7] A  A

The Quang Ninh Department of Tourism recorded 8.86 million tourist arrivals in the first half of 2023, with total revenue of over VND 16.7 trillion.

Tourists visit Quang Ninh museum in Ha Long city.

Total revenue from tourists reached VND16.7 trillion, reaching 100% of the plan, equal to 156% in comparison with the same period of 2022, ranked third among localities nationwide with tourism revenue of VND10 trillion or more, just behind the two largest cities of the country - Ha Noi and Ho Chi Minh City. The occupancy rate in resorts and luxury hotels in the province on weekends and vacations is up to 90% - 100%; yachts taking tourists to sightsee and sleep at night on Ha Long Bay are always full and so on.

The province is home to over 620 historical, cultural and tourist attractions. Of these, there are three special national relics: Ha Long Bay, Yen Tu historical relic in Uong Bi city and Bach Dang historical relic in Quang Yen town. Additionally, the locality houses a number of classic relics that include the royal tombs of Tran Kings, Cua Ong temple, Tra Co communal house, Cai Bau pagoda, Truc Lam Giac Tam Zen monastery and Long Tien pagoda.

Ha Long Bay
Ha Long Bay

Such spiritual tourist areas draw visitors from across the country, especially during spring festivals. It offers them a chance to learn about the culture and beauty of Quang Ninh and its people.

Other cultural and recreational areas, namely Ha Long Bay, Sun World Recreational Park, Quang Ninh museum, etc., have also attracted plenty of tourists.

In 2023, Quang Ninh looks to serve 14 million tourists, including two million foreigners, and earn some VND27 trillion from tourism.

The province  plans to continue taking a range of measures to boost its tourism market, with a focus on projects for restoring the tourism industry, developing sustainable community tourism development and implementing a master plan for marine tourism management in Ha Long Bay, Van Don and Co To.

In order to attract both domestic and foreign tourists, the province has stepped up tourism promotion activities, created new tourism products and services and those with regional linkage, develop a safe tourism programme, and select typical and safe tourism products to introduce to travel and tourism businesses.

By QMG Reporters