Quang Ninh – The People’s Committee
of northeastern Quang Ninh province, home to UNESCO-recognised Ha Long Bay, will
organise a conference on tourism development in Ha Long city on March 17, heard
a press conference on March 14.
The event is expected to bring together about 350
representatives from ministries, departments, sectors, agencies, localities, organisations,
travel associations and companies, airlines, and embassies of some countries in
Asia and Southeast Asia.
It will review the province’s tourism development in
2022 and previous years, and put forth orientations for 2023 and beyond.
Through discussions, the participants will seek solutions
to boost local tourism, and promote digital transformation in the industry.
They will also work on how to raise the quality of
and diversify tourism products, and utilise modern infrastructure
to spur tourism development.
Cooperation agreements between Quang Ninh and other
cities and provinces, along with those between travel companies will be inked on
Sidelines events include exhibitions displaying
tourism and “One Commune, One Product” (OCOP) products.
Accordingly, these products will be exploited in Ha
Long and Mong Cai cities, and Van Don, Co To and Hai Ha districts.
The provincial Department of Tourism has proposed
the allowance of five tour routes on Bai Tu Long Bay, of which two from Ao Tien
International Port in Van Don district will be put into operation soon.
To better exploit the new products, Nguyen Thi Hanh,
Vice Chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee, asked localities to make
plans to ensure facilities, human resources and service quality are ready for
The province has also prepared scenarios and taken
measures to serve foreign visitors, especially those from China, as the
COVID-19 pandemic is under relative control around the world.
Quang Ninh welcomed about 1.7 million visitors and
earned some 3 trillion VND from tourism services in February.
In the first two months of this year, the figures
stood at 3.35 million tourists, doubling that in the same period last year, and
more than 6.5 trillion VND in total tourism revenue./.