The British billionaire owner of English Premier League team Tottenham Hotspur, Joe Lewis, arrived in Hạ Long Bay in his superyacht Aviva on May 16.
Real estate and construction Sun Group on April 28 opened a new cruise port to serve as a safe, convenient and high-class gateway for visitors coming to take a tour of Hạ Long Bay.
James Kopenec from Arizona was amazed by the warm welcome he received when he became the 15-millionth international tourist to Việt Nam.
Infrastructure for seaports is still a headache for Việt Nam’s cruise tourism. Other than in Hạ Long, cruises still have to dock at ports designed for cargo ships.
Việt Nam should invest more in infrastructure, cruise terminal facilities as well as shore itineraries and develop unique tourism products to fully tap its rich potential for cruise tourism.
The northeastern province of Quảng Ninh will put three major transport projects into operation at the end of December.
At the APEC Summit, the central city of Đà Nẵng has called for investment in nine projects in tourism and entertainment worth an estimated US$500 million. It says it wants the development done as Public-Private Partnerships (PPP) and Build-Own-Operate (BOO) models.
Isolated from the mainland by a river, Tam Hải island commune, in the central province of Quảng Nam is an ideal destination for adventure trips, with crystal-clear water and white beaches.
Small scale production, scattered investment, poor connections and logistics services set big challenges for key economic zones in the coastal central region, considered a major centre of logistics for the country.