2.7 million foreigners visit the northern province of Quang Ninh in the first eight months of 2017, a 20% jump from the same period last year.
During the period, the province welcomed 7.34 millions tourists, and number of foreigners contributed to a 16% annual increase of the total tourist arrivals Quang Ninh.
As a result, the local tourism sector reeled in nearly VND11 trillion (US$484 million) in revenue, increasing 26% from last year.
The outcomes were attributable to new tourism products, better policies for strategic investors in tourism infrastructure, and heavy fines on travel agents offering low-quality services.
The province revived more than 70,000 visitors, including 15,000 foreigners, in the National Day holiday (September 2 – 4) only, according to a report from the provincial Tourism Department. All star-rated hotels in Ha Long City was booked for the three-day vacation.
Quang Ninh has a special geopolitical and economic position with the world natural heritage site of Ha Long Bay as well as more than 600 natural landscapes and historical relic sites.
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