Quang Binh offers discounts on sightseeing fees to attract tourists

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The central province of Quang Binh has agreed to offer discounts of between 20% and 50% on sightseeing fares to a number of tourist attractions throughout the region, according to local authorities.

The move will see the locality reduce ticket prices to several popular tourist attractions by 20% from January 1 to March 31 and from October 1 to December 31. This includes offers to visit sites such as Phong Nha-Tien Son, Mooc stream eco-tourism site, Thien Duong Cave, the Chay River - Dark Cave tourist site, and other eco-tourism areas.

Furthermore, some tours to Phong Nha, En, Son Doong caves, and other places will also be halved in order to attract more tourists to the locality from now until the end of 2022.

Most notably, the local tourism industry witnessed several positive signs at the start of the year as roughly 3,500 local and foreign visitors arrived in the locality during the three-day New Year holiday.

In January alone Quang Binh is expected to offer a range of tourism promotion activities with BBC's programme running to promote Vietnamese tourism being filmed at Phong Nha - Ke Bang cave.

Dang Dong Ha, deputy director of the provincial Department of Tourism, said that the reduction of entry fees is aimed at stimulating tourism demand and removing hurdles faced by local businesses, as well as recovering the tourism industry next year.

Quang Binh will continue to develop new tourism products, devise plans on how to attract more tourists, Ha said, adding that the locality will receive about two million visitors at the first quarter of the year and during the peak season in June.

According to him, this year, the local tourism sector is anticipated to welcome 10,000 international visitors.

Source: VOV