Over 6 million tourists visit Quang Ninh
Update: Sep 26, 2014
The northern province of Quang Ninh greeted more than 6.1 million tourist arrivals in the first nine months of this year, up 1% year on year, in which arrivals to the province in September reached over 400,000, reported the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

This figure included over 1.7 million foreign visitors, a 5% decrease over a year earlier, however a 6% increase in tourists staying overnight from the previous year brought that number to 3 million. Total tourism turnover reached VND3.87 trillion, up 2% year on year.

The province saw a record number of tourist arrivals with more than 500,000 during the Ha Long – Quang Ninh Tourism Week (from April 29 to May 4). Turnover earned from the tourism week posted at more than VND210 billion.

Aiming to attract more tourists during the rest of the year and fulfill the target of greeting 7,700 arrivals for the whole year, Quang Ninh is intensifying promotion activities.

Specifically, the province will focus on activities to celebrate the 20th anniversary of Ha Long Bay being recognized as World Natural Heritage Site (1994-2014) and ensure the building of National Art programs to serve tourists in famous landscapes such as Ha Long Bay and the centre of Ha Long city in November 2014.