A tour entitled ‘Travelling to the Heritage Lands of Ninh Binh and Thanh Hoa provinces’ was launched in Sam Son City, Thanh Hoa Province on June 25 as a joint initiative of the two provinces’ tourism sector.
Boats travelling along the Ngo Dong river in Tam Coc, part of the UNESCO-recognised Trang An natural and cultural heritage complex in Ninh Binh province.
As two major tourist magnets on Vietnam’s travel map, Thanh Hoa and Binh Binh provinces shares many similarities regarding their tourism resources and potential to develop tourism as one of their spearhead economic sectors.
Both provinces have favourable infrastructure and facilities, and transport networks connect their destinations effectively with each other as well as with those in the neighbouring localities.
However, like other cities and provinces nationwide, the hospitality sector in the two provinces have suffered significant negative effects due to the COVID-19 epidemic, evident through the dramatic decline in the number of visitors and tourism revenue as well as the hibernation of local travel firms and businesses operating in the field.
Therefore, the heritage tour has been launched to stimulate tourist activities in the two provinces while helping tour operators and services providers meet up and exchange experiences in order to work out a more high-quality product for visitors.
It also aims to offer travellers the new tourist product with the best possible level of quality and favourable prices, thus contributing to realising the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism’s programme ‘Vietnamese people travel Vietnam’.