Quang Ninh plans to organise a total of about 70 cultural, sport, tourism and trade events and programmes this year to attract holidaymakers. It will also host seven sports of the SEA Games 31, which is expected to help the locality lure more visitors.

Quang Ninh will work to restore tourism products and services while safely adapting to the COVID-19 pandemic.

The province aims to welcome from 9.5 million to 10 million tourists in 2022, and earn nearly 833 million USD from the sector.

In 2011, Ha Long Bay, literally “descending dragon bay”, surpassed more than 400 destinations from over 200 countries and territories to be named as one of the New 7 Wonders of the World by the New Open World.

The bay was recognised twice by the UNESCO as World Natural Heritage for its landscape and geographical value./.