One corner of Ha Long Bay (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ninh (VNA)
– Over 300,000 visits were made to the northern province of Quang Ninh during the National Reunification Day and International Labour Day, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The four-day holiday, which started from April 30, saw hotels and guest houses in the province almost filled to capacity with more than 90 percent of rooms occupied.

More than 61,000 travellers cruised Ha Long Bay, five times the normal weekday numbers.

Also, more than 20,000 tourists joined tours to discover islands in the bay. Co To and Van Don islands had record visitor numbers with more than 15,000 people.

Quang Ninh is home to Ha Long Bay, the World Natural Heritage Site, hundreds of national relic sites and several resort cities such as Ha Long, Van Don, and Mong Cai.

The province’s tourism sector recorded remarkable achievements in the past decade, reflected in surges in the number of tourists arriving in the locality and turnover.

In 2015, Quang Ninh earned 6.5 trillion VND (291.6 million USD) from serving nearly 7.8 million visitors, including 2.8 million foreigners.

The province aims to welcome about 10.5 million tourists in 2016.-VNA