The northern coastal province of Quang Ninh is aiming to become an international tourism hub able to compete with foreign hotspots.

The target was set in a recently approved master plan on the province’s tourism development to 2020 with a vision to 2030.

Accordingly, Quang Ninh aims to rake in annual tourism revenue of 1.5 billion USD, along with 7.4 million foreign tourist arrivals and 8 million domestic visitors every year by 2020.
Tourism earnings are set to account for 10 percent of the local gross domestic product, twice the current figure, over the period.

Quang Ninh is home to Ha Long Bay, a world heritage site, and Yen Tu Buddhist centre, among other popular destinations for visitors.

In 2013, the province served 7.5 million holidaymakers, a year-on-year rise of 7 percent, and earned 5 trillion VND (235 million USD) from this sector.-VNA