Local officials hope to increase arrivals to Ha Long Bay to 16 million by the end of next year, which would bring in between $1.3 and $1.7 billion in revenue.
Alcantara: Hallo, Halong!
Source: Alcantara: Hallo, Halong!
Haiphong is rarely more than a stopover for tourists en route to the airport for flights south, but many visitors say the area feels the way Hanoi did before the influx of tourists.
The Asean Tourism Forum which begins today in Viet Nam’s Ha Long city, is a cooperative regional effort to promote the regional grouping as one tourist destination. Mohan Gunti tells why Ha Long Bay, a Unesco natural wonder heritage site, is the perfect setting for the 2019 ATF.
Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyễn Ngọc Thiện offers an exclusive interview to Việt Nam News on the eve of the ASEAN Tourism Forum which will take place from January 14-20.
The only thing that has been considerably off-putting about visiting Halong Bay is getting there. To begin with, international travelers usually land in Noi Bai International Airport in Hanoi, and Hanoi is approximately 165 kilometers from Halong Bay.
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To access UNESCO World Heritage Halong Bay is much faster and easier thanks to the newly-opened international airport on the island of Van Don.
Vietnam opened a new airport, Dec. 30, on the island of Van Don, close to Halong Bay. Previously, travelers had to reach the magnificent UNESCO World Heritage Site via the capital, Hanoi, a four-hour drive away.
An international cruise port and highway are in the pipeline to make getting to the UNESCO World Heritage site even easier.