Quang Binh welcomes over 1.8 million tourists in first half of 2018 hinh anh 1A new cave in Quang Binh (Source: VNA)
Quang Binh (VNA) – The central province of Quang Binh welcomed over 1.8 million tourists in the first half of this year, up nearly 17 percent year-on-year.

Foreign arrivals surged by more than 22 percent with nearly 90,000 visits.

Since early 2018, Quang Binh has successfully held tourism promotion activities such as the Culture-Tourism Week in Dong Hoi city, the Hoang Phuc pagoda festival in Le Thuy district, the Phong Nha grass carp festival, the traditional boat race on Son River, and the Phong Nha-Ke Bang cuisine festival.

The province also gave direction to upgrade hotels and restaurants, diversify tourism products and services, and open new tours.

In order to expand the tourism connectivity network, the province signed tourism cooperation agreements with the Mekong Delta provinces of An Giang, Bac Lieu, Soc Trang, and Can Tho regarding the exchange of information and State management experience in tourism promotion.

In the near future, Quang Binh will be calling on major prestigious partners at home and abroad to invest in tourism projects in its localities, offering incentives to investors in resort development.

Along its coastal areas, Quang Binh has allocated over 1,000ha for tourism investors. -VNA