Quang Binh welcomes over 3.3 million visitors in 2017 Most Recent News

A photo of Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia (Photo: www.nst.com.my)Kuala Lumpur (VNA) – Malaysia targets to attract 33.1 million foreign visitors in 2018,said the country’s Ministry of Tourism and Culture on December 27.The Star newspaperquoted Rashidi Hasbullah, an official of the Ministry, as saying that Malaysia welcomedabout 17.34 million visitors in January-August 2017. The country earned 31.8billion MYR (7.8 billion USD) in tourism revenue in the first half of the year,a rise of 1.8 percent year-on-year.In 2017, Malaysia set thegoal to receive 31.8 million tourists, raking in 118 billion MYR (28.99 billionUSD). Tourism, recognised asone of the 12 key economic areas of…... [read more]

The disaster caused by Formosa Ha Tinh Steel Plant (FHS) in central Vietnam has severely affected Quang Binh's fishing, tourism and services, said local authorities.An estimated 70 tons of dead fish washed up along more than 200km of Vietnam’s central coastline in early April. The provinces of Ha Tinh, Quang Tri, Quang Binh and Thua Thien Hue were the worst hit, where thousands of fishermen lost customers or were forced to sell at a loss. Formosa Ha Tinh Steel (FHS), a subsidiary of Formosa Plastics, admitted on June 30 that it caused the disaster.Representatives from local departments in Quang Binh, in…... [read more]

Quang Binh provincial People’s Committee, on May 5, issued a document agreeing on the trial of motorbike tours through the province for Lao and Thai visitors, starting from Cha Lo International Border Gate in Minh Hoa District.   Cha Lo International Border Gate in Quang Binh Province   Accordingly, Tan Lam Trade and Services Limited Company, which has headquarter at Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh Province, will put the tours into trial.   The three-day tour includes specific routes: Cha Lo – Thien Duong Cave – Phong Nha – Dong Hoi City (overnight in Dong Hoi) on the first day;…... [read more]

NDO – Nearly 130,000 tourists, visited Quang Ninh province from April 28 to May 1, according to Quang Ninh’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism. Ha Long Bay, one of the most popular travel destinations in Quang Ninh province, attracted nearly 90,000 visitors during the national week-long holiday. Most notably, over 25,000 domestic and international tourists visited Ha Long Bay on May 1. The bay, which means "Bay of Descending Dragons", has been recognised twice by UNESCO as a World Heritage Area for its world-famous landscapes, geology and geomorphology, in 1994 and 2000. Covering 1,553 square kilometres, Ha Long Bay…... [read more]

QuangBinh province is high on the list of places to visit. Its cavern systemhas recently stunned discoverers around the world with its magnificentand pristine landscape.Last year, the province opened the SonDoong Cave, which has been recognised as the world's largest cave,instantly catapulting it onto the bucket lists of travellers around theworld. The cave's entrance was first discovered by a local manin 1991, and was further explored by a group of cavers from the BritishCave Research Association in 2009. This was the third cave to bediscovered in the central province – an expansive karst area buried deepin the jungle.The cave is…... [read more]

In 2013, the number of tourists to the central coastal province of Quang Binh is forecast to reach 1.1 million, a year-on-year rise of 9.1 percent. Tourism turnover is expected to post more than VND1.3 trillion, up 11 percent in comparison to the previous year. This year, travel agencies in Quang Binh upgraded their technical facilities and equipment, renewed tourism products, improved service quality and strengthened tourism cooperation activities with northern central provinces. In addition, the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism associated with the Quang Binh Tourism Association and tourism businesses to organise exhibitions, survey destinations, study, build…... [read more]

The Quang Binh Cave Festival 2017 will take place on June 16-25 along with a string of fascinating activities, a press conference was informed in Quang Binh on June 6.The event is held biennially with the aim of promoting the magnificent beauty and cultural identity of the 'kingdom of caves' to tourists.Accordingly, a special arts programme entitled 'The Kingdom of the Caves: Great and Legendary' with the participation of many famous artists will be organised at the opening ceremony in the evening of June 17 at Bao Ninh square in Dong Hoi city.Quang Binh province will also launch new tours…... [read more]

The southern province of Dong Nai served over 2 million visitors in the first six months of this year, generating revenues of nearly 640 billion VND (28.16 million USD), a respective rise of 9.4 percent and 12 percent year on year. Suoi Mo Tourism Area in Dong Nai (Source: baodongnai.com.vn)   Of the total visitors, 1.9 million were domestic tourists and nearly 100,000 were foreigners, according to the provincial People’s Committee. The committee attributed the rise to successful efforts in calling for investment in developing tourism products such as the cable system in Chua Chan mountain, the Lang Tre tourism…... [read more]

According to the report of the Provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, in the first five months of this year, Quang Binh was estimated to welcome 1,385,099 tourists, rose by 7.4% from the same period last year. Of tourists, international arrivals were estimated to reach 24,599, rose by 16.34% from the same period last year. Total tourism revenues reached over VND1,500 billion, rose by 7.27% from the same period last year, of which revenues from tourism activity were an estimation of over VND233 billion, rose by 9.64% from the same period last year. This is a breakthrough in tourism,…... [read more]

Quang Binh provincial People’s Committee, on May 5, issued a document agreeing on the trial of motorbike tours through the province for Lao and Thai visitors, starting from Cha Lo International Border Gate in Minh Hoa district. Cha Lo International Border Gate in Quang Binh province Accordingly, Tan Lam Trade and Services Limited Company, which has headquarter at Dong Hoi City, Quang Binh province, will put the tours into trial. The three-day tour includes specific routes: Cha Lo – Thien Duong Cave – Phong Nha – Dong Hoi city (overnight in Dong Hoi) on the first day; Dong Hoi –…... [read more]