Halong Bay welcomes more maritime visitors

Halong Bay welcomes more maritime visitorsThe five-star cruise liner SuperStar Aquarius with 2,200 foreign tourists and crew aboard docked at the world’s natural heritage, Halong Bay, in the northern province of Quang Ninh on April 3.

The visitors, mostly from China, were scheduled to tour around the bay, drop by the Vung Vieng fishing village to get insight into the local fishermen’s life, and get involved in other artistic activities.

According to the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Quang Ninh welcomed about 2 million visitors in the first quarter of this year, including over 600,000 foreign visitors, and earned $913 billion in revenues, a year-on-year increase of 6 per cent.