Nuoc Mooc Spring, a tourist destination in Bo Trach district of Quang Binh province (Photo: VNA)

Quang Binh (VNA) – The central coastal province of Quang Binh aims to welcome 4.3 million tourists in 2019, including 250,000 foreigners, and gross over 4.5 trillion VND (191.9 million USD) in revenue.

Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Tourism Dang Dong Ha said that in order to realise these goals, the tourism sector must continue diversifying and improving the quality of its products and services at popular sites such as the Thien Duong, Phong Nha, and Tien Son caves; Nuoc Mooc spring; the botanical gardens; and Chay River– Toi cave.

It will also push to develop a variety of branches, such as marine, resort, adventure, and ecological.

The province will continue introducing new tourism products, including festival tours and meeting, incentive, convention, and exhibition (MICE) tourism, as well as promote its strengths in spiritual, cultural, historical, and community-based tourism.

Ha said developing tourism must be associated with the protection and preservation of the ecological environment.

Quang Binh is home to nearly 300 tourist accommodation facilities and 40 active travel companies, including 14 international ones.

In 2018, Quang Binh has greeted over 3.9 million visitors, a year-on-year rise of 18.2 percent – including 200,000 foreign tourists, up 53.8 percent.

The tourism sector has raked in nearly 4.5 trillion VND (over 192 million USD) in revenue this year, up 20.3 percent.

Quang Binh boasts rich tourism resources for Vietnam and Southeast Asia. It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage Site Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park and the world’s largest cave Son Doong.

The province also has the longest coastline inVietnam, with beautiful beaches and special seafood dishes. It was chosen as one of the filming destinations of Hollywood blockbuster movie “Kong: Skull Island”. –VNA