Through October 2013, the Quang Ninh tourism sector welcomed more than 6.5 million tourists, reached 84.7 percent of the year’s plan and a year-on-year rise of 10 percent.
The figure included over 2 million foreign tourists, up 2 percent. Total tourism turnover reached over VND4.2 trillion, a 15 percent increase in comparison to the same period last year.
Of 6.5 million tourists coming to the province in Jan-Oct 2013, more than 3 million stayed overnight, up 2.8 percent against the year’s plan and 18 percent year on year.
This year, the provincial tourism sector built and added new tourism products such as tours to some destinations in Quang Yen commune and expanding tours to Bai Tu Long bay. So far, it had three main tour routes: Ha Long – Hon Xep park, Vung Duc (Cam Pha city) – Hon Xep park and Can Rong – Minh Chau.
For the rest of the year, Quang Ninh will continue to intensify state management activities on tourism, train human resources, build law-regulated documents and speed up popularization activities and environmental management to ensure security for tourists.