Quang Ninh – To prepare for welcoming international
visitors, including those from China, authorities and tourism and service
businesses of the northern province of Quang Ninh have sketched out detailed plans in order to improve
the quality of tourism services.
to the International Cooperation Department under the Ministry of Culture,
Sports and Tourism, the Chinese Government has decided to add Vietnam to its
list of countries which will play host to a pilot programme for reopening to
group tours as part of the northern neighbour’s second phase.
Director of Thang Loi Tourism JSC Nguyen Van Son said that this is a positive
sign for travel businesses of both nations.
firm and its Chinese partners have coordinated to share information on requirements,
conditions and policies of the two governments related to visa, COVID-19 prevention
and control, exit and entry through land border gates, and permission of direct
flights, thus building sightseeing programmes and tour schedules for visitors.
Thang Loi has worked with Chinese partners on
developing new products at affordable prices to meet the demand of
international tourists from different segments.
Director of the provincial Department of Tourism Pham
Ngoc Thuy said the province has actively built plans for welcoming international
holiday-makers via land border gates, while meeting with relevant departments
and sectors, and travel agencies to prepare plans to welcome visitors.
The locality will create favourable conditions for international
tourists to conduct SARS-CoV-2 tests to meet the requirements of China’s COVID-19
prevention and control work.
Previously, Vice Chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee
Nguyen Thi Hanh ordered the People’s Committee of Mong Cai city, the Mong Cai
International Border Gate’s management board, the provincial Border Guard
Command, and relevant departments and sectors to finalise the process of
welcoming Chinese tourists, focusing on preparing scenarios and measures
to ensure safety for visitors.
To fulfil its target
of welcoming 14-15 million tourists and earning 27 trillion VND (over 1.1 billion USD) this year, the
northern coastal province of Quang Ninh, home to Ha Long Bay World Natural
Heritage, plans to introduce 24 new products in 2023
in five localities.
Thuy said State management agencies in charge of domestic tourism will
coordinate with Chinese authorities and the two countries’ tourism associations
to improve the quality of local services, contributing to promoting Quang
Ninh’s tourism image to international holiday-makers.
In the first two months of this year, Quang
Ninh welcomed 3.35 million tourists, doubling that in the same
period last year, earning over 6.5 trillion VND./.