VOV.VN - The northern border province of Quang Ninh has launched a range of tourism stimulus packages aimed at attracting greater numbers of domestic tourists to the locality.
The move will see admission fees either cut or reduced for all tourists visiting UNESCO-honoured Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Museum, and the complex of Yen Tu monuments in the year ahead.
Travelers to these popular local tourist attractions will be offered an attractive discount on tickets of between 50% and 100%. In addition, passengers who pass through Van Don International Airport will receive free round-trip bus rides to the cities of Ha Long and Uong Bi.
This comes as part of a drive by numerous firms, including Sun World Halong Complex, Hot Spring Resort Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh, and Premier Village Halong Bay Resort, to promote stimulus packages in an effort to boost traveler numbers.
Local authorities have also permitted the reopening of many non-essential services, such as movie theaters, bars, and discos, along with video game, internet, and karaoke parlors. These venues will be opened on the condition that they strictly maintain COVID-19 prevention and control .
Intercity buses will also be permitted to operate, with the exception of routes both to and from the neighbouring province of Hai Duong, the epicentre of the most recent COVID-19 outbreak. Along with this, forces will collect medical declarations from people entering Quang Ninh.
Following the launch of a long-term stimulus package at the beginning of the year, coupled with the implementation plan for a series of 150 recreational, cultural and sporting events, Quang Ninh hopes to see a swift recovery for the local tourism industry. Indeed, the locality is keen to achieve the goal of welcoming over one million visitors during the course of the first quarter.