Number of foreign tourists to Quang Ninh rises sharply

The nNumber of foreign tourists to Quang Ninh rises sharplyumber of foreign tourists to the northern province of Quang Ninh increased sharply in the first three months this year, reaching an estimated 1 million arrivals, a year-on-year rise of 19 percent, according to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

This figure included nearly 430,000 tourist arrivals staying in the province overnight, a 17 percent rise over a year earlier. Foreign tourists received by domestic business delegations reached 139,000 arrivals, up 9 percent, while more than 53,000 arrivals visited Ha Long Bay, up 7 percent.

In the first quarter, Quang Ninh greeted dozens of international cruise ships from well-known firms such as Costa, Azamara, Henna and Celebrity Millennium.

The swelling tourist numbers contributed to pushing the province’s tourism turnover to over VND1.51 trillion, a 15 percent rise compared to the same period last year.

Source: CPV

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