|Quảng Bình landscape in Kong Skull Island. Photo: dailymagazine.net|Viet Nam News
QUẢNG BÌNH — The central province of Quảng Bình is looking to cash in on the Hollywood film King Kong, new flights and being home to the world’s largest cave, Sơn Đoòng.
The province’s authorities plan to introduce at least seven new tourism products and services this year including a tour retracing the route taken by the crew shooting the latest instalment in the King Kong franchise, Kong: Skull Island, according to Nguyễn Văn Kỳ, deputy director of the provincial tourism department.
Colossal caves, most of them protected in Phong Nha – Kẻ Bàng National Park, have given Quảng Bình Province a new opportunity to improve people’s livelihoods through its rapidly growing tourism industry.
Quảng Bình is also planning on holding tourism festivals next month.
Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific Airlines has unveiled plans to launch a domestic air route connecting Quảng Bình with the northern city of Hải Phong in May and an international service to Thailand’s northern city of Chiang Mai in June.
The efforts to promote the province’s international reputation, develop new products and launch new flights are expected to help its tourism industry recover this year, Kỳ said, referring to an environmental disaster caused by Hưng Nghiệp Formosa Hà Tĩnh Steel Company that ravaged some 200 kilometres of the country’s central coast last year. — VNS