Quang Binh tourism recovers after marine environmental incident

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The central coastal province of Quang Binh received 1.5 million visitors, including more than 27,000 international tourists, earned a total revenue of VND1.6 trillion  (US$70.4 million) in the first six months of this year.

Foreign visitors discovering Quang Binh countryside (Photo: sggp)

Foreign visitors discovering Quang Binh countryside (Photo: sggp)

The provincial tourism industry show signs of recovery from last year’s Formosa-caused sea environmental incident.

Tourist attractions, such as Nhat Le, Da Nhay, Bao Ninh, Quang Phu, Hai Ninh beaches; Phong Nha, Thien Duong, Tien Son, Nuoc Mooc, Tu Lan caves have lured a great number of visitors.

After the blockbuster “Kong: Skull Island” hitting the big screen, domestic and foreign travel companies have simultaneously launched tours to Quang Binh, where many scenes were filmed.

From the effects of "Kong", Quang Binh have attracted many local and foreign film makers to come to the province and plan for upcoming movie projects.

In February, Quang Binh Province launched its official tourism website for international tourists at www.quangbinh-tourism.com, aiming at promoting provincial tourism and showing the real image of the province.

In addition, the local authorities have invested more than US$40,000 to promote tourism on the global travel site TripAdvisor in two years.

The provincial tourism industry expects to draw over 3 million travelers in 2017.

By MINH PHONG – Translated by Kim Khanh

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