Northern provinces promote tourism potential
Update: Oct 31, 2012
A promotion aimed at the tourist industry, themed "three nations, one destination" took place in the northern province of Quang Ninh on October 29, with numerous travel agencies from Vietnam, Cambodia and Thailand taking part.

The promotion hoped to expand the tourism sector in Quang Ninh province, by promoting culture, popular destinations and quality services around the province. It will also give domestic and overseas travel agencies the opportunity to meet new partners in the field.

At the event, representatives from the provincial Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism gave an overall picture of Quang Ninh's potential and its advantages for developing tourism in the province.

Home to the world's natural wonder, Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh also has several cultural sites and popular tourist spots such as Tra Co beach, Yen Tu tourist area and Bai Tu Long bay.

The province is always an attractive destination for visitors from both home and abroad.

During the first ten months of this year, the province welcomed almost 6 million tourists, up 10 percent over the same period last year. Of this number, foreigners accounted for 2 million, a year on year rise of 7 percent.

On the same day, over 60 travel companies from Vietnam , Thailand and Cambodia attended a similar promotion in the northern province of Ninh Binh, where they shared their experiences in organising tours and developing new tourism services and products.

Chhaysivlin, Director of the Cambodian company CSL Travel and Tours , said that the event gave tourism companies the chance to look for investment opportunities and establish partnerships in the sector.