Hai Phong promotes Cat Ba Island’s tourism
The recognition of Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago as a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO in September has positively impacted the tourism industry in the northern port city of Hai Phong, home to the Cat Ba islands.
After 2 years of hiatus due to the COVID-19 pandemic, tourism activities on Cat Ba Island in Cat Hai district, Hai Phong city, have become bustling once again in 2023, promising a positive revival of the key economic sector.
With 367 islands, more than 300 beaches, and a diverse and rich ecosystem, Cat Ba not only attracts domestic and foreign tourists in the summer but also during other times of the year.
According to a report of the People's Committee of Cat Hai district, this November alone, Cat Ba welcomed more than 190 thousand visitors. Thereby, bringing the total number of tourists to Cat Ba from the beginning of the year to now to more than 2.9 million.
Among them were about 510 thousand international visitors, exceeding the target set for the whole year. Total revenue from accommodation and food services is estimated to reach nearly 2,645 billion VND, exceeding the 2023 plan by nearly 6%.
According to Hai Phong's authorities, the recognition of Ha Long Bay - Cat Ba Archipelago as a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO in September has positively impacted the tourism industry in the locality.
To achieve the positive results, Hai Phong has rolled out many new tourism products, focusing on building a safe, green and eco-friendly destination. Particularly, culinary tourism experiences have become a highlight of the city. The city has also pushed ahead with the rural tourism development programme in line with the 2021-2025 new rural development strategy.
The city also pays attention to high-class tourism, planning some large-scale entertainment and resort projects. Accordingly, Do Son district is designated to become an international tourism hub with a focus on sports, recreational activities, and beach festivals.