Quang Ninh tourism striving to thrive after complete reopening hinh anh 1A view of Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh (Photo: VNA)
Quang Ninh (VNA) – The northeastern province of Quang Ninh is applying various measures to promote its tourism with the image of a safe, friendly, attractive destination where best conditions are provided to visitors to the locality.

Along with ensuring utmost safety for visitors, the province has simplified its administrative procedures for visitors to enter the locality via sea ports, airports and border gates.

Accordingly, visitors only have to show their vaccination certificates to enter destinations across the province without having to provide COVID-19 testing results or ceriticates of recovering from the disease. They are not requested take tours with closed routine.

Since the national tourism sector completely opened on March 15, the province has prepared all conditions to give the best services for visitors, especially in the upcoming holidays from April 30-May 1.

Quang Ninh plans to organise a Ha Long Tourism Festival to lure more tourists.

Despite the modest number of vistors since the reopening day, local travel firms and tourism service suppliers are optimistic and confident in a strong growth of local tourism sector in the time to come.

Le Thi Hong Thuy, Vice Director of Muong Thanh Quang Ninh, said that 80 percent of its rooms have been booked for the May Day holidays and 50 percent for weekends. She expressed her hope that the local tourism will be more busy when international tourists return to the locality.
This year, Quang Ninh will host a seminar to discuss the recovery of the Vietnamese tourism with safe and flexible adaptation to the pandemic. It will also organise more than 60 promotion events, including the Ha Long Carnival and Ao Dai Festival to attract visitors.

At the same time, it will design unique tourism products, while fostering links with other localities such as Ho Chi Minh City and Da Nang.

Quang Ninh tourism striving to thrive after complete reopening hinh anh 2A view of Truc Lam Yen Tu Zen Monastery (Photo: VNA)
For 2022, Quang Ninh aims for over 10 million visitors, including 1.5 million foreigners, with a revenue of about 21 trillion VND (918.3 million USD).

On Vietnam’s northern coast, the povince is building a community-based tourism development project that aims to welcome 1.7 million domestic tourists and 1.1 million international holidaymakers by 2025, with the local tourism sector earning 5.9 trillion VND in revenue.

By 2030 it is to welcome 3 million domestic visitors and 1.8 million foreigners, with revenue reaching 12.1 trillion VND.

Community-based tourism is expected to generate 4,200 jobs by 2025 and 9,500 by 2030.

Quang Ninh is endowed with natural advantages for sea and island tourism. It has a coastline of more than 250 kilometres and more than 2,000 islands and islets which account for two-thirds of the total number in Vietnam.

It is home to popular destinations such as Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long, Ha Long Bay National Park and some islands.

In particular, Ha Long Bay literally “descending dragon” bay, was twice recognised as a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO in 1994 and 2000. The bay spans 1,553 square kilometres and includes 1,969 islands of various sizes. It features thousands of limestone karsts and islets in various shapes and sizes. The limestone in the bay has gone through 500 million years of formation in different conditions and environments. The geo-diversity of the environment has created biodiversity, including a tropical evergreen biosystem, oceanic and sea biosystem.

In 2018, Ha Long Bay made it into the top 15 Instagrammed global cruise destinations based on a survey of 1.8 million posts tagged on various ships and ports by travel cruise site SeaHub.

In 2019, British travel magazine Rough Guides included Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay in its selection of the 100 most beautiful places to visit next year. It describes “the scattering of limestone pinnacles jutting out of the smooth waters of Ha Long Bay”, around four hours east of Hanoi capital, as an “incredible sight”.

Most recently in 2020, Ha Long Bay was named amongst the 50 most beautiful natural wonders on Earth selected by US-based magazine Insider./.