09:41 | 16/05/2019 Travel
The northern province of Quang Ninh held a tourism promotion programme in London, the UK on May 14.
|An overview of the meeting - Photo: VNA|
According to Vice Chairwoman of the provincial People’s Committee Vu Thi Thu Thuy, Quang Ninh sees the UK as an important market.
She said that in the future, the province will coordinate with the British side to build high-quality tourism products to meet British tourists’ demand.
Quang Ninh hopes to learn from the UK’s experience in developing sustainable tourism and green tourism.
Vietnamese Ambassador to the UK Tran Ngoc An said that in recent years, Quang Ninh’s infrastructure development has made it easier for tourists to reach the locality, especially Ha Long Bay – a UNESCO-recognised World Natural Heritage Site.
Along with Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh is home many impressive landscapes such as Bai Tu Long Bay, Tuan Chau peninsula, Quan Lan, Co To islands, Yen Tu mountain and Tra Co beach, the diplomat noted.
Edward Vazey, UK Prime Minister’s Trade Envoy to Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, said Vietnam is an attractive destination for tourists who travel to Southeast Asia.
Vazey lauded the service quality of Vietnam Airlines on the London-Hanoi direct route.
Director of the Quang Ninh Department of Tourism Pham Ngoc Thuy detailed the major tourism products of Quang Ninh, including sea, cultural, spiritual and border tourism for participants.
He stated that the province has lured many tourism projects which have helped it enhance service quality for visitors who can reach the locality through roads, flights or ships.
Richard Skinner from the UK’s Responsible Travel said that Quang Ninh should focus on expanding community-based tourism to ensure sustainable development and bring benefits to locals.