The Hanoitimes - The Ninh Binh Tourism Week 2018 opened on June 9 at the Tam Coc - Bich Dong Tourism Area and Trang An Ecotourism Area.
As one of the acitivities celebrating the 1,050th anniversary of the Dai Co Viet state, the first feudal state of Vietnam, the event will hold the Tam Coc pedestrian street and gastronomy market, survey photography tours on in Tam Coc, a survey on building Ninh Binh tourism products, a photo exhibition on Tam Coc and Trang An, traditional artistic performances, and shows on traditional handicrafts.
The event, which will run until June 16, is expected to create an opportunity for Ninh Binh to promote exchanges and cooperation in culture, socio-economics and tourism with Vietnamese and foreign localities, and affirm the position of Ninh Binh province as an attractive and hospitable tourism destination.
Tam Coc - Bich Dong Tourism Area.
The event aims to introduce the specific characteristics of Ninh Binh provincial tourism, especially the Trang An landscape complex - a world cultural and natural heritage.
Activities will take place along the two sides of the Ngo Dong River, as part of the Dinh Cac - Ca Cave - Hai Cave - Ba Cave tour, contributing to increasing the number of visitors and turnover from tourism activities and striving to make provincial tourism a key economic sector by 2030.
Ninh Binh province has received more than 7 million visitors in 2017, earning a turnover of nearly VND2.5 trillion (US$110 million), according to Ninh Binh Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The growth of tourist arrivals to Ninh Binh in 2012 – 2017 averaged at 14% per year and the turnover rose 27% on average, according to Tong Quang Thin, Vice Chairman of the Ninh Binh People’s Committee.
Ninh Binh is drafting a tourism master plan until 2025 with vision to 2030. Under the plan, tourism will become a key economic sector of the province by 2025. The province aims to receive 7.6 million visitors by 2020.