Ha Long Bay receives 11,000 tourists on New Year days

Tourists to Halong Bay - Vietnamtravelblog - VietnamvisaOver 11,000 tourists flocked to Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh during the first two days of 2011, up 10 percent over the same period last year.

Of the total, foreign visitors made up of 80 percent.

On this occasion, streets, restaurants and  Ha long hotels city are decorated with banners of Happy New Year and several major hotels such as Ha Long Plaza, Grand Ha Long and Novotel organised a wide range of attractive activities for visitors.

In late 2010, the Ha Long (Quang Ninh) – Fangchenggang ( China ) cruise officially reopened after a long suspension, joining other international cruise ships to bring foreign tourists to Ha Long Bay.

Last year, Quang Ninh welcomed 5.4 million visitors, up 12 percent as compared to the previous year and earned 2.9 trillion VND from the tourism, a year-on-year increase of 11 percent.

In 2011, the province’s tourism sector planned to receive 5.4 million holiday makers, including 2.5 million foreigners and achieve a turnover of 3 trillion VND.

Source: Vietnamplus