Hai Phong starts Cat Ba tourism season

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Hai Phong starts Cat Ba tourism season
Hai Phong starts Cat Ba tourism season

The Hai Phong People’s Committee on March 31 held a meeting to inaugurate the Cat Ba tourism season.

Deputy Chairman of the Committee Nguyen Van Thanh affirmed that the attractive Cat Ba Island lures many tourists at home and abroad. Ca Ba is also one of the five sea conservation sites of Vietnam and has sufficient factors to build geological park.

Sport events such as traditional dragon boat racing, volleyball tournament and kayak boat racing were organised at Cat Ba Bay on April 1 to start the tourism season.
Also on the occasion, the authority called on the local people and tourists to vote for Halong Bay to become one of the seven world wonders. More than 1,000 people, including 160 foreigners have voted for Halong Bay on the day.

Hai Phong starts Cat Ba tourism season
Hai Phong starts Cat Ba tourism season

The Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the northern city of Hai Phong has announced plans to diversify the city’s tourism products and improve services to turn the city into a tourism hub.

Local authorities expect to receive 5.5 million foreign and domestic visitors this year.

A fund to promote tourism in Cat Ba has been set up to develop facilities and improve services on the island. Cat Hai District, where Cat Ba is situated, is set to organise several activities to kick start its tourism season, including art performances.

Meanwhile, Do Son District targets becoming an international entertainment and tourism centre. Hai Phong welcomed 964,300 visitors in the first quarter, an increase of 7.23 percent year-on-year.

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