Quang Ninh aims at int’l tourism hub status

Floating villageThe northern coastal province of Quang Ninh plans to become an international tourism hub able to compete with foreign hotspots.

The target was set in a recently approved master plan on the province’s tourism development to 2020 with a vision for 2030.

Accordingly, Quang Ninh aims to rake in annual tourism revenue of US$1.5 billion, along with 7.4 million foreign tourist arrivals and 8 million domestic visitors every year by 2020.

Tourism earnings are set to account for 10% of the local gross domestic product, twice the current figure, over the period.

Quang Ninh is home to Ha Long Bay, a world heritage site, and Yen Tu Buddhist centre, among other popular destinations for visitors.

In 2013, the province served 7.5 million holidaymakers, a year-on-year rise of 7%, and earned VND5 trillion (US$235 million) from this sector.

Source: VNA