The northern border province of Quang Ninh has initiated two tourism stimulus packages worth VND300 billion in total which have proved effective despite the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic.
Under these packages, Quang Ninh offers 50% discounts on entrance tickets to attractions such as Ha Long Bay, the Quang Ninh Museum, and the Yen Tu relic site.
The past weekend on September 12-13 saw Quang Ninh receive approximately 4,000 arrivals, representing a 10-fold increase compared to the previous period. Ha Long Bay alone welcomed 2,500 arrivals, while the Quang Ninh Museum greeted 1,000 tourists, and the Yen Tu relic site hosted 600 visitors.
This sudden rise can be attributed to the local administration’s recent decision to approve the launch of a VND100 billion tourism stimulus package, in addition to another VND300 billion package launched in May.
The provincial administration anticipates that the tourism stimulus packages will help generate thousands of jobs for local people and spur local economic growth in the remaining months of the year.
Quang Ninh is home to Ha Long Bay, one of the seven world wonders, which has been recognized by the UNESCO as a World Natural Heritage. It houses Dragon Park and Typhoon Water Park, the two largest amusement parks in Southeast Asia.
In recent years the provincial administration has poured large amounts of investment into tourism projects to turn Quang Ninh into an attractive tourist destination in Vietnam.