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Tourists flock again to Quang Ninh after social distancing rules lifted

by PV21 June 2020 Last updated at 19:00 PM

Co To Island, a tourist attraction in Quang Ninh province.
Co To Island, a tourist attraction in Quang Ninh province.

VTV.vn - The northern province of Quang Ninh has seen a boom in domestic tourist arrivals over the last month after the weeks-long social distancing order to curb the spread of COVID-19 was lifted, enabling the province to welcome back visitors.

Quang Ninh received more than 1.2 million tourists between May 15 and mid-June to earn about VND2.7 trillion (US$116.03 million) in revenue

The province has launched a stimulus package worth VND200 billion to boost travel demand. It offered free admission for visitors to the World’s Heritage Site Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Museum, and the Complex of Yen Tu Monuments and Landscape in May and is giving discounts to those visiting these sites during June and July.

New services have also been rolled out to lure tourists, such as Yoko Onsen Quang Hanh – the first Japan-style onsen resort in Vietnam - and five-star express boat from Tuan Chau to the islands of Co To and Minh Chau.

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