|Lan Hạ Bay in Cát Bà Island, Hải Phòng. – VNA/VNS Photo|
HẢI PHÒNG – The tourism sector in the northern port city of Hải Phòng will focus on developing sports and yacht tourism, aiming to attract more holiday-makers with high spending power, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.
The department said it will continue to coordinate with relevant agencies to better the quality of food tour products in connection with sustainably developing city tours, aiming to fully tap the city’s culture, cuisine and architectural values.
According to Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyễn Văn Tùng, the locality will further invest in developing tourism infrastructure, especially international tourism projects, while strengthening tourism promotion activities in the Republic of Korea (RoK) and effectively exploiting the air route from Hải Phòng to Busan of the RoK.
With 367 islands, many beautiful beaches, and a diverse and rich ecosystem, Cát Bà Archipelago in Cát Hải District is an attractive destination to both domestic and foreign tourists all year round. Cát Bà welcomed 10,900 tourists during Tết (Lunar New Year) holiday (January 20 – 26), up 72.9 per cent year-on-year.
Meanwhile, Đồ Sơn District attracted 320,000 visitors during the holiday.
Hải Phòng aims to serve 7.5 million visitors in 2023, including 3 million to Cát Bà and 2.5 million to Đồ Sơn. – VNS