northern border province of Quang Ninh has so far this
year welcomed 6.4 million holidaymakers, including 2.2
foreigners, up 9 percent and 6 percent respectively.
Tourism services generated VND 4,000 billion in revenue,
representing a year-on-year increase of 20 percent, the
provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism
In the reviewed period, nearly 2.9 million visitors,
including 1.2 million foreigners, chose Quang Ninh to
stay during their holidays, up 20 and 15 percent
The number of visitors to cultural and historical sites
rose 11 percent to 2.4 million. However, those to
UNESCO-recognised Ha Long Bay fell 9 percent to 2.4
The provincial tourism sector expects to have a busy
year in early 2013 as many cruise ships are due to dock
at Ha Long Bay from now until April 2013.
Ha Long Bay has been recognised twice by UNESCO for its
natural and geological beauty.