Vinpearl Ha Long Resort (Photo: baoquangninh.com.vn)
 
Quang Ninh (VNA) – Luxury tourism is a focus of the tourism development plan of the northern province of Quang Ninh, heard a recent meeting of the provincial Party Committee’s Standing Board.   

Accordingly, the province will concentrate on building and developing brand names for local tourism, including luxury tourism while attracting more investors to the tourism sector.

Improving tourism services and fully tapping services in Ha Long Bay as well as a luxurious casino-resort in Van Don special administrative-economic zone are also included in the plan.

The locality’s economy expanded 10.1 percent in 2016, higher than the national average. The proportion of services sector increased from 39.8 percent to 41.2 percent. Local added-value of economic sectors grew by 11.5 percent against 2015, of which the tourism sector rose 10 percent to 24 trillion VND (about 1.05 billion USD). 

In the 2013-2016 period, Quang Ninh received more than 31 million visitors, earning 43.5 trillion VND in tourism revenue.

In recent years, the province has welcomed numerous major domestic and international corporations to invest in its tourism, urban and infrastructure sectors. Among major projects are Ha Long Ocean Park by Sungroup, high-class shopping malls, hotels, resorts and residential areas by Vingroup and BIM group. 

Various transport infrastructure projects, including Ha Long- Hai Phong and Ha Long-Van Don expressways, and Van Don international airport, have been implemented, aiming to boost trans-regional socio-economic development. 

The province has also opened different transport services to meet demand of domestic and foreign visitors.-VNA