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Quảng Ninh strives to attract 10 million domestic visitors in 2021

Hạ Long Bay- UNESCO World Heritage Site in the northern province of Quảng Ninh. VNA/VNS Photo Trung Nguyên

QUẢNG NINH — The northern province of Quảng Ninh will focus developing the “tourism at night” economy in the hope of attracting 10 million domestic visitors next year.

Quảng Ninh Provincial Party Secretary Nguyễn Xuân Ký said the province sees tourism as a fast and sustainable service to spearhead economic sector in 2021.

At the 4th Provincial Party Executive Committee meeting held on November 25-26, Quảng Ninh determined that it would mobilise all resources to invest in building infrastructure and services to prove roads and access to the region.

It will form a chain of marine tourism, ecotourism, and high-grade resort tourism.

The province is rapidly restructuring the tourism industry after controlling successfully COVID-19, developing high-quality, branded tourism products capable of competing with regional and international countries.

Attention will focus on attracting strategic, potential, and branded investors in the coastal areas of Vân Đồn - Cô Tô, Cái Chiên Commune in Hải Hà District and two communes of Vĩnh Thực and Vĩnh Trung in Móng Cái, Trà Cổ National Tourist Area.

Quảng Ninh will preserve and promote sustainably in Hạ Long Bay- UNESCO World Heritage Site, Đồng Sơn-Kỳ Thượng Nature Reserve, complete documents submitted to UNESCO for World Heritage recognition for Yên Tử relics and landscapes.

The province strengthens promotion activities and stimulate tourism demand, first of all focusing on the domestic market, and from COVID-19 pandemic controlled countries and regions, as well as restoring commercial flights to Vân Đồn airport.

It will also work with HCM City, Hà Nội, Hải Phòng, and the provinces of Hải Dương, Bắc Giang, Bắc Ninh in order to complement each other's advantages, make the most of market and infrastructure conditions and the unique tourism products of each region.

Facing the strong impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on the tourism and service sectors, the province has implemented three tourism- stimulate packages.

Party Secretary Nguyễn Xuân Ký said the extension of the tourism stimulus package until the end of 2021 aims to support local services and tourism businesses.

If the stimulus package is not implemented, the risk of bankruptcy of Quảng Ninh's tourism and service businesses is very high, then businesses will not have the opportunity to develop when the pandemic is controlled, according to Nguyễn Xuân Ký.

Next year, the province will continue to reduce entrance fees at many attractions. — VNS

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