The northern province of Quang Ninh has initiated plans to organise a total of 30 events in an effort to stimulate domestic tourism demand whilst reviving the local tourism market following the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic being brought under control.
This move will see a series of activities organised during the course of the Ha Long Cultural Tourism Week 2021, including a carnival in the form of the Ha Long Art Program 2021, the summer Ha Long - Quang Ninh programme, street art performances, and light festivals, which will boost the city’s image after over a year of being negatively impacted by the epidemic.
Quang Ninh has set a target of welcoming approximately 10 million domestic tourists during the course of the year, with promotional schemes being put in place throughout the year at a range of major tourism sites, including Ha Long, Co To, Mong Cai, and Dong Trieu.
Furthermore, a wide range of traditional cultural festivals are due to be held, such as the Bach Dang festival at the Xa Tac temple and an exhibition showcasing Vietnamese treasures in an effort to entice tourists in the near future.
Pham Ngoc Thuy, director of the Quang Ninh Department of Tourism, said that the locality will strive to promote a range of advantages in terms of local transport infrastructure toward strengthening connectivity with regional localities and the country’s major tourist hubs, adding that the province plans to welcome between 2.5 million and 2.7 million visitors this year.
Moreover, the locality will also offer free discounts on sightseeing tickets to Yen Tu, Ha Long Bay, and the Quang Ninh museum for the duration of the year, with COVID-19 preventive measures being kept in place at tourist sites.VOV