Synchronous implementation of many solutions to build a civilized and friendly sea tourism city, Halong increasingly attracts tourists. In 2017, the city welcomed nearly 7 million visitors.
Halong is increasingly becoming an attractive destination for both domestic and foreign tourists. The city is always crowded with a large number of tourists coming to visit the heritage land, especially on the weekends, summer vacations, and holidays.
According to statistics from the Halong City People’s Committee, from early 2017 to now, Halong welcomed 6.93 million visitors, increasing up to 12.9% over 2016, of which international visitors reached 2.94 million in turn. Total revenue from tourism activities of the city is estimated at VND 10,780 billion, up 39% compared to 2016. This is an impressive number of Halong tourism in recent years.
This result is thanks to the focus on synchronous implementation of many solutions that the city has done, thereby promoting tourism development into a main economic sector.
Focus on tourism infrastructure
To strive to build Halong city into a modern and civilized tourist city by 2020, Halong has concentrated on investing, step by step modernizing the tourism and service infrastructure together with the management, conservation and promotion of the value of historical and cultural heritage sites, and the world natural site Halong Bay.
Halong has mobilized resources for investment in development of synchronous and modern infrastructure on transport, urban, and tourism. The city also gives priority to creating favorable conditions and environment to support strategic investors in implementing key projects such as the development of service, tourism, entertainment and recreation such as: Halong Ocean Park; Apartment building integrated high-class commercial center in the Clock Tower area; Ben Doan high-end service area; The resort and golf course complex in Column 3 to Column 8, Halong Park, 5 star hotel Sheraton Halong Bay … These projects have contributed to create a distinctive mark, increase attractiveness, extend the stay of visitors in the city.
Currently in Halong, there are about 12,000 rooms, over 80 hotels from 1-5 stars, 512 cruise ships (including 195 overnight cruise ships) and amusement parks and shopping centers for tourists such as Halong Ocean Park, Tuan Chau International Amusement Park, Marine Plaza, Big C, Vincom center Halong …
Improve the quality of services
In addition to attracting investment to improve tourism infrastructure, Halong also constantly improve the quality of tourism services. A number of new high-class tourism products have been put into operation such as Sun World Halong Park, Halong Water Park, Flower Park … having contributed to diversify the tourism products of the city, meet the needs of local people and tourists.
Besides, Halong also pays attention to reviewing, building and advising on the development of mechanisms, policies, regulations and rules related to tourism; renovating the propaganda of Halong tourism; improving the quality of services, tourism. Many activities, forms of promotion, promotion of tourism have been implemented, creating positive effects.
In order to build a healthy and friendly service environment, the city continues to focus on strengthening the management of tourist accommodation establishments and implementing drastic measures to improve the business environment. .
In Halong, tourism activities and festivals have been successfully organized such as the Festival of Cherry Blossoms, Yen Tu Yellow Apricot Blossom, Halong – Quang Ninh Tourism Week, and the ” Rực rỡ Halong ” music concert welcoming summer tourist season in 2017. These events introduced and promoted outstanding cultural and historical values, potentials and strengths, promoting cooperation opportunities between Halong city and other cities in the country as well as internationally.
In 2018, Halong will focus on developing service and tourism sector in the modern and professional direction; raising the efficiency and effectiveness of the management over tourism; building a friendly and civilized tourist environment. The city continues to attract investors to deploy projects on services, tourism to create more high quality products; focus on the preparation and well-organized programs of the 2018 National Tourism Year – Halong – Quang Ninh with the theme “Halong – Heritage, Wonder – Friendly destination”.
The highlight of the “2018 National Tourism Year – Halong – Quang Ninh” is the Opening Ceremony of the “2018 National Tourism Year – Halong – Quang Ninh” and Halong Carnival 2018 in Halong Park scheduled to take place on April 28th, 2018.
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