Quang Ninh to offer huge discounts to boost tourism

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The northern province of Quang Ninh is set to offer huge discounts on entrance fees to a series of popular tourist attractions, including the renowned Ha Long Bay, from September 9 until the end of the year to stimulate tourism demand.

Quang Ninh offers huge discounts to boost tourism

In line with these efforts, sightseeing tickets for tourists looking to visit the Quang Ninh Museum and the Yen Tu historic relic and landscape site are due to be reduced by half.

Furthermore, entrance tickets to famous sites such as Ha Long Bay on October 20, Vietnam Women's Day, and November 12, the Traditional Day of Miners, November 20, Vietnam Teachers' Day, and December 22, the founding anniversary of the Vietnam People's Army, will be suspended.

This push comes after the province launched a stimulus tourism package in May worth VND200 billion as a means of removing hurdles for local tourism businesses.

The number of tourists visiting Quang Ninh province has enjoyed a partial recovery thanks to the scheme, with more than 868,000 tourists visiting Ha Long Bay for a single day, whilst more than 40,000 tourists stayed for a prolonged period, during the first eight months of the year.

Despite these positive steps, the resurgence of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) epidemic since the end of July has led to the number of tourists visiting Quang Ninh endure a sharp drop, with lots of tourism activities being suspended.

The launch of these support policies is anticipated to assist travel firms throughout the locality overcome some of the difficulties they encounter during the COVID-19 epidemic, with tourism activities expected to reopen by early October.

By the end of August, the total number of tourists visiting the province had reached more than 5.7 million, including 505,000 foreign arrivals, representing a 50% decrease compared to the same period last year.

Source: VOV