Hai Phong city welcomes 3 million tourists in first half of 2017

NDO/VNA – The alluring landscapes of Do Son, Hon Dau and Cat Ba island, among many other historical and cultural sites, has helped the northern port city of Hai Phong to attract 3.07 million holiday-makers in the first half of the year, up 10.7% from the same period in 2016.


Of the total number, over 355,500 foreigners visited the city during this period.

According to Vice Chairman of the city People’s Committee Nguyen Xuan Binh, breakthroughs in infrastructure have acted as a tremendous drive in the city’s tourism development.

The construction of Tan Vu-Lach Huyen and Bach Dang bridges, along with the expansion of National Highway 10 and Hanoi-Hai Phong highway – the most modern expressway in Vietnam – have connected Hai Phong city with other localities nationwide, Binh said.

Construction has begun on Nguyen Binh Khiem flyover, as well as Hoang Van Thu, Tam Bac, Han and Dang bridges and a coastal road connecting Hai Phong city with its neighbouring Thai Binh province.

In addition, investment in projects by large groups, such as Vingroup and Sungroup, will give the city a facelift, including a new Vincom shopping mall, an entertainment zone complex, housing and eco-park on Vu Yen island and a tourism complex on Cat Ba and Cat Hai islands.

The expansion of Cat Bi International Airport will help the city connect with the international aviation industry, while creating a boost for the city’s socio-economic development. Travel agents in and around the city have joined hands with some airline carriers, such as Vietnam Airlines and Vietjet Air, to increase flight frequency in order to meet customers travel demands.

Hai Phong city is making a beeline to develop a standout tourism brand and products, as well as working to improve human resource quality.