In 2018, Quang Ninh will host National Tourism Year and the province hopes to welcome 12 millions tourists and earn 22 trillion VND.
The Ministry of Tourism of Quang Ninh is now working with neighboring localities and other provinces to make the 2018 National Tourism Year, a successful event “Ha Long – Heritage, wonderful destination,” said by Pham Ngoc Thuy director.
Strengthen the environmental management of tourism enterprises, strengthened, especially the operation of local travel agencies; while the tourism space is developed and agricultural products and community tourism are developed in various locations including the districts of Binh Lieu, the city of Uong Bi, the city of Dong Trieu.
Besides, numerous infrastructural projects will be put into operation in 2018, such as Van Don international airport, Ha Long – Hai Phong and Ha Long – Van Don expressways, while the construction of large-scale ecotourism complexes will be launched in the province in the year, hoping to lure more tourists to Quang Ninh.
Nearly 34,000 visitors came to the Ha Long Bay World Heritage Site during the New Year’s holidays from December 30, 2017 to January 1, 2018, up 12% from the same period last year, of which 28,310 were foreigners, representing 83% of all tourist arrivals.
Yen Tu and Tran Dynasty served 1,500 and 800 visitors in the first day of 2018.
In 2017, the province accommodated 9.87 million arrivals, including 4.28 million foreigners, up 18 percent and 23 percent year on year, respectively.
The sector earned over 17.88 trillion VND (786.9 million USD), up 30 percent year on year, and contributed 3.2 trillion VND (140.8 million USD) to the State budget, accounting for 11.9 percent of the local budget collection.0