HANOI, Sept 22 (Bernama): Vietnam's northern coastal province, Quang Ninh, set a target of welcoming 1.9 to 2 million tourists and earning 4 - 4.5 trillion VND (US$175.6 - 197.5 million) from tourism services in the last quarter of 2021.
Accordingly, from now until the end of October, the province will focus on attracting local tourists in association with strict pandemic control, reported Vietnam News Agency (VNA).
Meanwhile, in the last two months of the year, it will exert efforts to draw visitors both inside and outside the province.
Quang Ninh plans to give priority to the application of tourism models that do not pose risks of disease infections, and high value-added tourism products, and encourage long-stay tours.
Quang Ninh is endowed with natural advantages for sea and island tourism. It has a coastline of more than 250 kilometres and more than 2,000 islands and islets which account for two-thirds of the total number in Vietnam.
It is home to popular destinations such as Ha Long Bay, Bai Tu Long, Ha Long Bay National Park and some islands.
In particular, Ha Long Bay was recognised twice as a World Natural Heritage site by UNESCO, in 1994 and 2000. - Bernama