(VNA) – The northern port city of Hai Phong will strive to welcome 7.5 million visitors in
2023 by strengthening connectivity with domestic and foreign localities in
developing tourism products to meet the demand from major markets.
Vu Huy Thuong, Vice
Director of the city Department of Tourism, said that in 2023, the city will
foster links with localities in the Red River Delta region and those that have
had direct air routes with Hai Phong such as Da Nang, Khanh Hoa and Phu Quoc.
The city will promote
the development of its strong tourism products such as sports and cruise tourism,
while coordinating with airlines and travel firms to exploit the markets of
Republic of Korea and Japan, and build exclusive products for these
Vice Chairman of the
People’s Committee of Hai Phong Le Khac Nam said that tourism is one of the key
economic pillars of the city. In order to turn Do Son and Cat Ba into
international tourism centres, the city will popularise the destinations in
major domestic and foreign markets, while focusing on designing new, unique and
attractive products and enhancing the quality of services.
Nam also pointed to
the need for the city to build a strong tourism trademark and a contingent of high-end
hotels eco-tourism sites and resorts to lengthen the stays and and increase spending of
According to the city
Department of Tourism, Hai Phong currently has 576 accommodation facilities
with 15,763 rooms, including seven five-star, 13 four-star and 21 three-star
Hai Phong, dubbed as “The City of Red Poinciana” after the flower being grown all around
the city and how it brilliantly blooms during summertime, has long been a
popular tourist destination in the north. Do Son and Cat Ba are major tourist
hubs of the city.
With 367 islands, many beautiful beaches,
and a diverse and rich ecosystem, Cat Ba archipelago in Cat Hai district is
an attractive destination to both domestic and foreign tourists all
year round. Cat Ba welcomed 10,900 tourists during the Lunar New Year (Tet)
holiday (January 20 – 26), up 72.9% year-on-year./.