02/09/2017 06:08 GMT+7 print

2.7 million foreigners visit Quang Ninh in 8 months

Quang Ninh, September 1 (VNA) – The northern province of Quang Ninh welcomed 2.7 million foreign visitors in the first 8 months of 2017, up 20 percent from the same period last year. 

The figure contributed to a 16-percent annual increase of the total tourist arrivals in the province during the period, reaching 7.34 million. 

As a result, the local tourism sector reeled in nearly 11 trillion VND (484 million USD) in revenue, increasing 26 percent from last year. 

The outcomes were attributable to new tourism products, better policies for strategic investors in tourism infrastructure, and heavy fines on travel agents offering low-quality services. 

According to a report from the provincial Tourism Department, in the upcoming National Day holiday (September 2 – 4), the province will receive more than 70,000 visitors, including 15,000 foreigners. 

Currently, all star-rated hotels in Ha Long city have been fully booked for the three-day vacation. 

Quang Ninh has a special geopolitical and economic position with the world natural heritage site of Ha Long Bay as well as more than 600 natural landscapes and historical relic sites.