Quang Ninh Tourism has made strong breakthroughs in implementing indicators on attracting tourists and increasing revenues from services, bringing about efficiency and contributing to the socio-economic development of the province.
In the first nine months of 2017, Quang Ninh welcomed 7.9 million tourist arrivals, an increase of 18% over the same period, of which international arrivals reached 3 million, up 20% over the same period last year. The number of overnight visitors got 3.4 million increasing by 8% over the same period, of which international visitors reached 1.5 million, up 18% over the same period. Total revenue from tourists in Quang Ninh reached 12.1 billion VND, up 28% over the same period.
Quang Ninh’s smoke-free industry is making new breakthroughs in its development. Tourism services have improved, infrastructure for tourism is increasingly invested, mobilizing large funds outside the budget. The tourism business environment also has many positive changes with the inspection and checking activities to contribute to the healthy of the the business environment.
The propaganda, promotion for the tourism development of the province has taken a new step. Quang Ninh tourism industry continues to sign memorandums of tourism cooperation: implementing the memorandum of tourism cooperation and investment attracting in the UK; coordinating with Capilano University, Canada to survey community tourism development, accommodation at Quan Lan Island and Cai Chien Island; strengthening cooperation, promoting tourism activities between Quang Ninh and other countries.
In particular, Quang Ninh Tourism Development Master Plan up to 2020 with orientation to 2030 has had a positive impact on tourism, attracting a number of new investment projects such as Bim Group, Vingroup, Sun group, Myway, Tuan Chau, FLC … Many new tourism products with high quality put into operation bring a new look for tourism in Quang Ninh.
Tourism as the spearhead economic sector
In 2020, Quang Ninh aims to welcome 15-16 million tourists, including 7 million international visitors; average stay time is from 3 days or more, total revenue reached 40,000 billion VND; contributing at least 15% GRDP and 10-15% of domestic revenues; job creation for about 130,000 employees.
In pursuit of this goal, Quang Ninh province’s action plan is particularly concerned with the renewal of managerial thinking; focusing on perfecting mechanisms and institutions; investing on infrastructure; developing human resources in tourism industry.
Accordingly, in order to develop a comprehensive tourism under the approved plan, Quang Ninh will continue to focus on expanding the space for tourism development, in association with preserving and protecting the environment, preserving and exploiting effectively the heritage values - World Natural Wonder Halong Bay, Bai Tu Long Bay, scenic relics in Yen Tu, Tran Dynasty relic system, Bach Dang historical relics and over 500 other relics of the province.
Quang Ninh province concentrates on investing in dynamic areas of tourism such as Dong Trieu, Uong Bi, Halong, Van Don, Co To and Mong Cai. promoting value chain linkages in the development of tourism products; focusing on developing specific types of products of the province, such as sea and islands; culture, spirituality; community ecology; leisure; entertainment …
In order to improve tourism, investment in developing infrastructure and facilities for the tourism industry will be promoted by Quang Ninh. A number of completed works have contributed to the development of tourism such as the National Road 18 upgrading project through Uong Bi – Halong, the project to bring electricity to Co To Island and the island communes of Van Don District. The telecommunication infrastructure will cover mobile coverage to the whole province, 3G coverage to all tourist destinations, expanding the bandwidth of transmission lines …
Quang Ninh is continuing to accelerate some key projects such as Halong – Hai Phong Expressway Project; the bridge and the path to Bac Luan II bridge project; Van Don international airport project and projects in Van Don economic zone; Halong – Van Don expressway project; Van Don – Mong Cai expressway project;
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