Quang Ninh develops more maritime tourism products hinh anh 1A view of Ha Long Bay (Photo: VNA)
Quang Ninh (VNA) – The northern coastal province of Quang Ninh has planned to launch two more maritime tourism products  in Bai Tu Long Bay in Van Don district in order to reduce the density of visitors in Bai Chay and Tuan Chau tourism centres.

These are two out of 24 new products that the province has planned to launch in the coming time.

Secretary of the Party Committee of Van Don district Truong Manh Hung said a number of cruise ships on Ha Long Bay will be used to serve two sightseeing tours on Bai Tu Long Bay.

To experience the new service, domestic and international tourists need to move a short distance from Van Don international airport to Ao Tien high-class port instead of having to go a long distance to Ha Long Bay, he noted.

The operation of the two new routes is expected to help effectively exploit the Ao Tien port, which was put into operation in early March, contributing to diversifying new marine tourism products, Hung added.

The local authorities will focus on developing sea and island tourism products in Ha Long and Bai Tu Long Bays, and Van Don and Co To districts, upgrading the cruise ship fleet to meet international standards; and expanding tourism services to Bai Tu Long Bay and Van Don, Co To, Tien Yen, Dam Ha, Hai Ha and Mong Cai in the principles of harmonious, sustainable and effective development towards ensuring ecological environment and sustainable management.

Quang Ninh is also calling for more investment for developing high-end products from professional investors, focusing in Van Don and Co To areas, and developed community-based tourism in areas with difficult economic conditions but rich in national cultural traditions, Hung said./.