Quang Ninh promotes tourism in UK hinh anh 1Quang Ninh tourism promotion seminar (Source: VNA)
The northern province of Quang Ninh, home to the World Natural Heritage Ha Long Bay, organised numerous activities to promote its tourism in the UK within the framework of the Vietnam Discovery event from September 10-13.

At a seminar on Quang Ninh tourism, Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK and North Ireland Nguyen Van Thao emphasised that Quang Ninh holds huge competitive advantage to intensify tourism cooperation with UK partners. Visiting UK enterprises will also discover many business and investment opportunities.

He affirmed that UK tourists are an important bridge to foster cooperation and exchange between the two sides.

Permanent Vice Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Dang Huy Hau said that Quang Ninh recently developed several new tourism varieties to promote its UNESCO-recognised natural heritage and other beautiful sites.

According to him, half of the 150,000 UK visitors to Vietnam each year come to Quang Ninh and Ha Long Bay.

However, potential for cooperation in this field has yet to be fully tapped, he added.

He affirmed that Quang Ninh continues simplifying administrative procedures and applying preferential policies in order to attract more UK investors and tourists.

At the seminar, the provincial People’s Committee signed Memoranda of Understanding (MoUs) on tourism promotion with the Vietnamese Students’ Association and the Vietnamese Association in the UK, and on tourism development connectivity with the Vietnamese Airlines representative office in the UK and the Thien Minh group.

Quang Ninh also organised a booth to promote its tourism at the Vietnam Festival event near the Tower Bridge on September 12 and 13.-VNA