Quang Ninh, Vietnam Airlines Corporation ink strategic cooperation hinh anh 1At the signing ceremony. (Photo: baodautu.vn)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – A cooperation deal was inked between the northern province of Quang Ninh and the Vietnam Airlines Corporation on January 22 to boost tourism promotion, expand flight network from and to Van Don International Airport and popularise local tourism and Vietnam Airlines’ services.

Quang Ninh will prepare facilities and support mechanisms for new air routes to lure more tourists while introducing local destinations in key markets like the EU, Australia and Northeast Asia.

Meanwhile, Vietnam Airlines will study and increase flights to and from Van Don airport in 2018 and beyond. It will work with Quang Ninh to carry out tourism and investment programmes and sponsor cultural and tourism activities during 2018-2021.

At the signing ceremony, Chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Nguyen Duc Long stressed that various key transport works will be put into use in June, including Ha Long-Hai Phong and Ha Long-Van Don expressways and Van Don International Airport. They have a crucial role in local socio-economic development, especially the establishment of the Van Don special administrative-economic zone, he added.

The cooperation deal with Vietnam Airlines will open opportunities for the development of air transport in the province, Long noted.

General Director of Vietnam Airlines Corporation Duong Tri Thanh committed to coordinating with Quang Ninh province to promote local cultural and tourism potential.

He expressed his hope that the cooperation will help develop tourism in the northern region.

The corporation has enjoyed long-standing collaboration with Quang Ninh province via tourism, trade and investment promotion activities. The province’s images have been introduced at Vietnam Airlines’s offices inside and outside the country and its Heritage magazine.-VNA