Quang Binh and Hanoi in an attempt to promote tourism.
The central province of Quảng Bình and the capital city of Hà Nội co-organised a conference in Hà Nội on March 25 to promote tourism connectivity.
The event provided an opportunity for Quảng Bình to introduce its culture and strengths to draw domestic and international visitors via Hà Nội, Vice-chairman of the provincial People’s Committee Trần Tiến Dũng said.
The conference also enabled firms to seek partners, he added, calling on businesses and investors to attract more visitors to Quảng Bình. “Quảng Bình sees tourism as its spearhead economic sector,” Dũng said.
“The province will concentrate all resources to complete building infrastructure, diversify products and improve the quality of services so that it becomes a top attractive destination with tight linkage with other tourism centers in the country,” he said.
“In order to achieve that, Quảng Bình needs the cooperation and participation from businesses and investors, especially those from Hà nội and other northern provinces, which contribute a large part of visitors to the central province.”
The programme “Quảng Bình in the heart of Hà Nội” will be an opportunity for Hanoians to understand the nature, history, culture and people of Quảng Bình Province and connect tourism companies to meet, trade and exchange products and visitors,” said Ngô Văn Quý, Vice Chairman of Hà Nội People’s Committee.
“The programme will also help draw investment from enterprises in Hà Nội to explore and make the best of tourism potential in the central province.
“Hà Nội authorities will continue to work with Quảng Bình Province to promote the potentials and advantages in the capital and the central province, thus improving the two sides’ socio-economic development, especially tourism.”
New air routes between Đồng Hới and Cát Bi (Hải Phòng), and Đồng Hới-Chiang Mai (Thailand) were introduced at the event.
A number of Memoranda of Understanding (MoU) was signed at the conference, including one on developing Quảng Bình-Hà Nội tourism cooperation for the 2017-20 period, and another inked between Quảng Bình and Hà Nội tourism associations, and Quảng Bình Tourism Information and Promotion Centre and UNESCO Hà Nội Travel Club.
Events were also held in Hà Nội’s Lý Thái Tổ Park, re-enacting parts of Quảng Bình, especially its famous caves, around the Sword Lake walking street.
Quang Binh’s potential in tourism
Quảng Bình boasts rich tourism resources. It is home to the UNESCO World Heritage site Phong Nha – Kẻ Bàng National Park and the world’s largest cave, Sơn Đoòng.
The province also has the longest coastline in Việt Nam with beautiful beaches and special seafood dishes, and it was chosen as one of the filming sites for the movie “Kong: Skull Island”.
It is also preserving valuable tangible and intangible cultural values, such as “ca trù” (ceremonial singing), and “hò khoan” (a genre of Vietnamese folk music in Lệ Thủy District)