|Quang Ninh strives to attract 14 million tourist arrivals in 2023. (Photo: VNA)
To realize the target, he province will continue several projects to further develop the local tourism sector, including a project on tourism recovery to 2025, with a vision to 2030; a sustainable community tourism development work; and a master plan on marine tourism development on Ha Long, Bai Tu Long bays, Van Don and Co To islands.
Pham Thi Oanh, head of Mong Cai city’s Department of Culture and Information, said since the Van Don- Mong Cai expressway was put into operation in September 2022, the number of visitors to the locality has increased significantly. Mong Cai aims to welcome 1.5 million arrivals this year, up 50% compared to 2022.
Mong Cai has inaugurated a pilot free wifi system and QR code scanning points to better serve tourists, and a list of service providers in the city.
In 2022, after COVID-19 was well contained, Quang Ninh was among the first localities to welcome tourists. The province received more than 11.6 million visitors.