The 4.2 million arrivals included 1.2 million foreign arrivals, 43.8% of the year’s plan and up 8% compared to the same period last year. More than 1.53 million tourist arrivals stayed in the province overnight, 40.3% of the year’s plan and 98 percent of the same period last year.
Total tourism turnover over the past five months reached over VND2.42 trillion, a 13% rise over a year earlier.
In May, Quang Ninh successfully organised Ha Long Tourism Week 2014 with a series of attractive programmes such as the Ha Long Carnival Festival, the Tran Quoc Nghien Temple Festival and the Quang Ninh Trade and Tourism Fair with exhibitions, sporting activities and art performances.
Between April 29 and May 4, more than 500,000 tourists visited Quang Ninh. Specifically, on May 1-2, Ha Long greeted over 20,000 tourists each day. Tourism turnover during the Ha Long Tourism Week 2014 reached over VND210 billion.