Expressing the determination to maintain the role of the tourist leader of the province, the center of tourism of the country, in recent years, Halong City has made continuous efforts to improve the business environment, modernize the infrastructure and services, gradually bring Halong into a modern and civilized tourist city.
Improvement and upgrading of infrastructure and tourism services
Determining tourism is one of the key economic sectors of the city, so Halong City has focused on attracting investment, gradually modernizing the tourism infrastructure. The city has been mobilizing resources for investment in development of transport infrastructure, urban, synchronous and modern tourism. At the same time, Halong is also trying to coordinate with other sectors of the province, investors to urgently clear the ground, reserve clean land, create favorable conditions and environment to push strategic investors to speed up the programs and key projects on tourist infrastructure development in the city.
Along with that, Halong City also prioritize to facilitate, support strategic investors to implement the key projects for development services, tourism, entertainment – such as the Marine Park Project Halong Bay; the project of apartment building combined with high-class commercial center in the Clock Tower area; the project Ben Doan high-class service area; the project of resort and golf resort area in Column 3 to Column 8; Halong Park Project; 5 star hotel project of Sheraton Halong Bay …
In particular, in 2017, Halong attracted another major investment in accommodation services, which is the Double Tree by Hilton Halong Bay hotel project invested by Tri Duc Hotel Joint Stock Company, with total capital of 42,874,262 USD. Double Tree by Hilton Hotel Halong Bay was built on an area of 1.7 hectares, the building scale consists of two towers: Hotel and Condotel (apartment style). The hotel has a total floor area of 47,315 m2, construction area is 4,544 m2, the height is 115 m (28 floors), including 318 rooms. Hilton is a leading brand in the field of tourism, hotel and resort with a history of nearly 100 years. When the Double Tree by Hilton Halong Bay hotel is completed, it will contribute to attract domestic and international tourists to Halong Bay and promote Quang Ninh through the global marketing system of Hilton.
Currently, in the city of Halong, the accommodation has about 12,000 rooms, over 80 hotels from 1-5 stars; 512 cruise ships (including 195 overnight ships) and entertainment centers and shopping centers for tourists, such as Halong Bay Marine Park, Tuan Chau International Amusement Park, Marine Plaza, Big C, Vincom Plaza, Halong FLC Golf Course, etc.
According to statistics, the number of tourists and revenue from tourism services of Halong City always accounts for more than 70% of total visitors and revenue from tourism activities throughout the province. Being aware of the position and role in the general development of the province, Halong has concentrated all resources to bring tourism development into a higher level.
Staying at the center of national tourism
Resolution No. 05-NQ / TU dated in 25th February 2016 of the Party Committee of Halong to develop the city into a civilized and friendly tourist city has set the target: Modern, civilized and friendly tourist city with a comprehensive tourism infrastructure system and a world-class tourist center.
Accordingly, the goal is to complete, expand and connect tourist space on Halong Bay, the western area, the Central area, the East area of the city and Bai Tu Long Bay; at the same time, create a system of tourism products and destinations diverse with professional, safe, friendly characteristics of Halong, interested in serving the domestic market and target markets as Europe, America, Northeast Asia, ASEAN and the potential customers.
To achieve this goal, the city is calling for investment and support for the development of services and tourism; improving quality serving; intensifying the state management of tourism, adjusting and strictly handling the violating organizations and individuals, concentrating on implementing the contents of building a civilized and friendly tourist environment. In 2017, Halong City has put many tourism service projects into operation, such as Sunworld Halong Park, Halong Water Park, Flower Park …
These tourist products have made a special impression, increasing the attractiveness, lengthening the stay of visitors in the city. Along with that, the tourist activities, festivals took place; promotional activities have created a positive effect to attract domestic and foreign tourists. Total of visitors to Halong in 2017 is estimated at 7.8 million, up 27% over the same period in 2016. International arrivals were 3.3 million, up 26% over the same period last year. Total revenue from tourists reached VND 10,783 billion, up 36% over the same period. In particular, Halong Bay in 2017 is expected to receive 3.8 million visitors, up 21% over 2016, of which 2.6 million foreigners, up 23% over the same period, toll fees VND 1,060 billion, up 55.1% compared to 2016.
Halong is striving to achieve the target that by 2030, Halong will become a modern economic service center with tourism as the main leverage. Halong Bay will be a popular tourist destination all over the world and a gateway for international tourists when coming to Vietnam.
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