Quang Ninh –
Quang Ninh plans to organise 50 events and activities to stimulate travel
demand and promote tourism from now to the end of 2021, Director of the
provincial Tourism Department Pham Ngoc Thuy said.
He noted the provincial
People’s Committee has built a plan on tourism recovery and tourist attraction
for the fourth quarter. It has also completed a provisional set of criteria for
COVID-19 safety evaluation for tourism based on which a safe travel model will
be devised to minimise pandemic-related risks to locals and visitors.
Quang Ninh identified safety
and risk control as the prerequisite for the local administration, travel
businesses, and residents to succeed in implementing the tourism recovery plan
because only when safety is ensured can tourism activities be resumed.
Besides, each tourism service
provider must guarantee the best services at reasonable prices for their
customers on the basis of the province’s travel stimulus policy, according to
Guided by the provincial
administration and tourism authorities’ orientations, localities in Quang Ninh
are taking various measures to stimulate local travel demand.
Many entertainment and resort
complexes such as Legacy Yen Tu, Vinpearl Ha Long, Tuan Chau international tourism
complex, FLC Ha Long, Sun World Halong Complex, Premier Village Halong Bay
Resort, and Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh have readied infrastructure, personnel, and plans
on pandemic safety control to welcome visitors back.
Quang Ninh has designed several
safe travel models applied to the areas relatively isolated from the mainland such
as Tuan Chau Island; islands of Co To, Van Don, and Hai Ha districts, and Mong
Cai city; along with mountainous communes of Binh Lieu district. It is also
encouraging night tours on Ha Long Bay that use all-in-one services and do not
cause pandemic risks to the community.
To reactivate tourism in the “new
normal”, the People’s Committees of Quang Ninh and neighbouring Hai Phong city
held a meeting in late September to discuss cooperation in tourism development.
At this event, the two sides
agreed to keep working together to boost tourism, build a coordination
mechanism for managing passenger and tourist transport vehicles on Ha Long and
Lan Ha bays, and complete a dossier seeking the UNESCO recognition of Ha Long
Bay – Cat Ba Archipelago as a world natural heritage site.
They are expected to sign a
set of regulations on tourism activities, with pandemic safety taken into
account, this October so as to reopen this industry.
Since the start of this
month, Quang Ninh has resumed some local travel activities with COVID-19
prevention and control measures carried out seriously. That will provide
lessons for the province to pilot welcoming visitors from other localities that
have put the pandemic under control, starting November, when all eligible
residents will have been fully vaccinated against the coronavirus disease.
The provincial administration
also asked tourism authorities to swiftly work out a master plan on tourism
recovery for 2022 and 2023, when Quang Ninh is reopened to more groups of
Quang Ninh is striving to attract 1.9 – 2 million
travellers and earn 4 – 4.5 trillion VND
(175.6 – 197.5 million USD) from tourism services in the fourth
quarter of 2021.
is endowed with natural advantages for sea and island tourism. It has a
coastline of more than 250 kilometres and more than 2,000 islands and islets
which account for two-thirds of the total number in Vietnam.
It is home to popular destinations such as Ha Long Bay, Bai
Tu Long Bay, Ha Long Bay National Park and some islands.
In particular, Ha Long Bay was recognised twice as a World
Natural Heritage site by UNESCO, in 1994 and 2000./.