Quang Binh welcomes over 40,000 arrivals on New Year holiday

Quang Binh (VNA) � The tourism sector of Quang Binh province has enjoyed an auspicious start of 2019 when it served more than 40,000 visitors during the New Year holiday, a year-on-year surge of 20 percent.

Around 5,000 foreigners spent their holiday in the Vietnamese central locality, up 30 percent from the same time last year.

Phong Nha Cave, Thien Duong Cave, Chay River-Dark Cave and Eight Ladies Cave (located in the UNESCO World Heritage Site Phong Nha-Ke Bang), and General Vo Nguyen Giap’s grave in Vung Chua-Dao Yen were the most favoured destinations.

A wide range of activities were organised to bring new experience to the visitors, including puppet shows, outdoor circus performances, a ceremony to welcome the first tourists by air, and a countdown party, among others.

In the past years, Quang Binh has seen tourism as its spearhead economy, thus it has channeled focus on fully tapping local potential, and creating alluring tourism products.

Last year, the province received 3.9 million tourist arrivals, up 18 percent from 2017, and gained nearly 4.5 trillion VND (193.6 million USD) in tourism revenue.

In 2019, it targets over 4.3 million visitors and some 5 trillion VND (215.16 million USD) in tourism revenue.-VNA

Source: Vietnam News Agency