Quang Ninh Province has recognised Soi Sim beach in Ha Long Bay and Tra Co beach in Mong Cai town as meeting standards required for tourism.
It now requires local authorities to display "Tourism Beach" signs and enforce rules specific to such beaches.
Both have soft sand, reliable security and rescue systems, and well-trained service teams.
The Quang Ninh Province Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism has also been tasked with organising a provincial tourism logo and slogan contest in co-operation with the local Literature and Arts Association.
The department hopes to hold the contest this year with assistance from marketing consultancies. — VNS