Quang Ninh’s tourism surges in first seven months of 2015 hinh anh 1A corner of Ha Long Bay (Photo: VNA)

The northern province of Quang Ninh welcomed over 5.7 million tourists in the first seven months of 2015, up nine percent compared to the same period last year.

Total turnover from the sector exceeded 3.7 trillion VND (176 million USD), a 19 percent increase from 2014, reported Quan doi Nhan dan newspaper.

Moving forward, the province will continue to implement the overall plan for local tourism development, the plan for developing tourism products through 2020 and the “Ha Long’s smile” plan.

In addition, the province is cooperating with northern localities and Ho Chi Minh City to develop tourism products, conduct promotion campaigns, improve human resources, call for investment and strengthen tourism management.-VNA