Local authorities of Van Don district in northern Quang Ninh province
are joining hands with travel agencies to make the district a maritime
In the meantime, they are gearing up for the
upcoming peak summer season, to increase the number of visitors to its
Van Don district boasts 600 islands and
islets scattering in Bai Tu Long Bay, which is near the world heritage
site of Ha Long Bay.
With amazing fresh air and stillness today, the site was once home to a bustling commercial port.
In 2012, more than 540,000 people took their vacations in the district. They reportedly spent at least a night in the islands.
Quang Thach, Vice Chairman of Van Don island district People’s
Committee, said carnival will be a prime activity during this peak
summer season and it will become the trade name of not only Van Don but
also Quang Ninh province.
The district plans to cater for 620,000 tourists, including 23,000 foreign visitors, this year.-VNA