Visitors to some tourist spots in the northern province of Quang Ninh next year, including Ha Long Bay, will enjoy a 50% discount or the exemption of entrance tickets.
The program is applied for visitors to Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh Museum and Yen Tu tourist site in 2021, local media Dan Tri News reported.
The move is among activities of the city’s tourism stimulus package worth a total VND500 billion (USD21.73 million).
Under provincial authorities’ decision, tourists to the three destinations will be exempted from admission fees on holidays, including
- New Year’s Day (1/1);
- The anniversary of the Communist Party of Vietnam (February 3);
- Vietnamese Doctors’ Day (February 27);
- Vietnamese Women’s Day (March 8);
- Hung Kings’ Festival,
- Reunification Day (April 30), May Day (May 1);
- Vietnamese Family Day (June 28),
- Vietnam Tourism Day (July 9) and War Invalids and Martyrs Day (July 27),
- August Revolution (19/8),
- National Day (2/9),
- Vietnamese Women’s Day (20/10); and
- Vietnamese People’s Army Day (22/12).
A 50% discount will be provided on the remaining days of the year.
The province has also opened a free bus route linking Van Don International Airport and Ha Long Bay to support tourists.
This year, the province expects to lure 8.8 million visitors with total revenue of VND20.5 trillion (USD891.31 million). In 2021, Quang Ninh will continue focusing on domestic travelers.
Ha Long is a city on Vietnam’s northern coast, is a jumping-off point for Ha Long Bay, a broad inlet of dramatic, often mist-covered limestone islands. Replicas of traditional junk boats tour the bay and depart from the city’s Bai Chay district. Bai Chay also has an artificial beach, a casino, cafes and dozens of hotels from resort-style complexes to hostels.