Ninh Binh (VNA)
– Ninh Binh province, a tourist
destination in the north, is launching several measures to achieve its goal of welcoming
7 million arrivals this year, during which it hosts the National Tourism Year.

According to Director of the provincial Tourism Department
Bui Van Manh, the department is giving recommendations to the local authorities
on preparing for the year, assessing tourism service development projects,
upgrading the local tourism portal to be trilingual (Vietnamese, English, and
French), and launching promotion activities on social networks, among other activities. 

It is also working
with the provincial tourism association to mobilise travel agencies’
engagement in demand stimulus activities and increase service
quality, he added.

Ensuring related security and order, environmental sanitation,
and COVID-19 prevention and control are also key tasks, noted the official.

According to statistics from the department, during the recent
three-day New Year holiday, the province received more than 32,000 visitors.
Most of them went to local renowned destinations like Trang An Landscape
Complex – a world cultural and natural heritage site, Cuc Phuong national park,
and Van Long submerged natural reserve.

Last year, it hosted 2.8 million tourists, equaling to just
37 percent of the 2019 figure. The reduction was largely due to the impact
of the pandemic./.