Of which, the highlight is surely the tour "Son Doong – virtual space, real experience" by Mix Reality technology.
In the first quarter of 2021, the number of tourists to Quang Binh province was estimated at 202,970, a decrease of 59% compared to the same period in 2020.
In the second quarter of this year, the Quang Binh provincial Department of Tourism strives to welcome 470,000 visitors, up 13% over the same period in 2020, mostly focusing on the domestic market. In order to achieve this goal, the province is making great efforts to develop new tourism products, improve service quality and promote tourism.
A series of new tourism products, such as “Son Doong – virtual space, real experience" by Mix Reality technology, Dong Hoi city tour, adventure travel products, and hot spring ecotourism resort, will be launched in the second quarter.
Earlier, in the first quarter of 2021, Quang Binh province also launched some tourism products, such as "Exploring nature and learning about the Van Kieu ethnic people’s community culture in Quang Ninh and Le Thuy districts" or "Experiencing nature and learning about Ruc ethnic people’s community culture in Thuong Hoa Commune, Minh Hoa District".
In addition, Quang Binh tourism is focusing on promoting on digital platforms; while at the same time upgrading the Quang Binh tourism website in both English and Vietnamese, and continuously updating information on social networking sites.
Some upcoming events, such as the Dong Hoi Culture and Tourism Week; the Culture, the Sports and Tourism Week; and the Quang Binh Discovery Marathon, are expected to become a good opportunity to promote and attract visitors to Quang Binh.
Especially, although the COVID-19 pandemic remains complicated, Quang Binh tourism always maintains its connection with the international tourism market. Recently, the Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park topped the list of “Most Hospitable Destinations” in Vietnam via the annual Traveller Review Awards 2020 as announced by Booking.com. TripAdvisor readers also chose Phong Nha-Ke Bang in the central province of Quang Binh as one of the world’s 25 best national parks. Son Doong cave was chosen by CNN as one of the seven best Vietnam cave experiences.