Saturday, 29/04/2023 08:49 (GMT+7)
The northeastern province of Quang Ninh attracted 5.59 million tourist arrivals in the first four months of this year, double the figure of the same period last year, according to the provincial Department of Tourism.
|Tourists visit a cave in Ha Long Bay in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh.
In April alone, the number of visitors to Quang Ninh is estimated at 1.1 million. For the past few weeks, the number of visitors to the province has been increasing.
It is forecasted that during the five-day holidays from April 29 to May 3, the province will welcome about 430,000 visitors with 196,000 being expected to stay at local accommodations. Quang Ninh expects to rake in 939 billion VND (40 million USD) in tourism revenue during the holidays.
The province planned to offer 38 new tourism products this year. Visitors to Ha Long City can enjoy eight new tourism products including "Night Cruise Street", sports tourism, sailing and music on Ha Long Bay, or walking along the night and pedestrian street around Long Tien Pagoda area in Ha Long City, and climbing Bai Tho mountain.
The province also expects to receive 12 million visitors from southwestern localities after a new air route between the province and the Mekong Delta city of Can Tho was officially launched on April 25. Especially, during the Hung Kings Commemoration Day (April 29), Reunification Day (April 30), and May Day (May 1), Quang Ninh will organise a series of cultural and sports activities, for example, the Ha Long Carnaval festival on May 1 evening, the Tran Quoc Nghien Temple (Duc Ong Temple) Festival, the Culture and Sports Festival of the ethnic minorities in Binh Lieu district.
In 2023, Quang Ninh strives to become a "can't-miss" destination in Vietnam. It aims to attract 15 million visitors, exceeding 500,000 visitors compared to 2019 before the outbreaks of the COVID-19 pandemic./.
CPV (Source: VNA)