PSNews - During a meeting on May 14, the Quang Ninh Provincial People's Council has approved a tourism stimulus package for 2020 worth about 200 billion VND (nearly 8.6 million USD). The package is part of the efforts to facilitate tourism development after days of social distancing.
The stimulus package, starting from May 15 will create favourable conditions to businesses in tourism, local people and launch incentives to tourists. Both Vietnamese and foreigners will receive free entrance tickets until the end of the month and upcoming holidays when visiting Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Museum and the complex of Yen Tu monuments and landscapes.
Moreover, passengers going through the Van Don International Airport will receive free round-trip bus rides to Ha Long and Uong Bi cities until the year's end.
The package is part of the efforts to facilitate tourism development, which is a top priority for the province’s economic recovery due to the impact of COVID-19.
Leaders of Quang Ninh Province hoped that the stimulus package will attract more domestic tourists to Quang Ninh and create stable jobs for local people, ensuring social welfare and maintaining economic growth after the pandemic.
Additionally, the Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee announced that the Ha Long Carnival and the 2020 Ha Long - Quang Ninh Tourism Week will take place on Vietnam’s National Day (September 2) if the pandemic is brought under control.
Quang Ninh welcomed only 1.54 million holidaymakers in the first four months, a year-on-year decline of 77 percent, earning 2.76 trillion VND. Tourist arrivals until July are projected to be 80 percent of the same period last year.
By Linh Bui