The Saigontourist Group and the Quang Ninh Provincial People’s Committee have signed an MoU on developing tourism in the northern province in the 2020-2021 period.

The agreement will form the basis for strengthening cooperation between the two parties in tourism, promote the development of investment and tourism in the province, and turn tourism into a key economic sector of Quang Ninh.

Saigontourist will gain support and priorities in Quang Ninh in terms of human resources development, research and development of new tourism products and services, and tourism promotion in both domestic and international markets, with the participation of members from Quang Ninh agencies.

Provincial authorities will offer favorable policies and support Saigontourist in investment in the province, research and development of tourism products, and operations. Tours and accommodation services offered by Saigontourist will be prioritized.

Saigontourist will also organize programs and events for tourism and investment promotion in Quang Ninh, with the participation of domestic and international agents, as well as contribute to research into the investment and construction of tourism infrastructure.

A leading hotel and travel company in Vietnam, the Saigontourist Group has 20 years of experience in investing in tourism in Quang Ninh, serving about 3 million visitors to Vietnam every year. It also manages over 100 hotels, resorts, restaurants, travel companies, and entertainment venues around the country.

Quang Ninh’s tourism products are part of Saigontourist’s key offerings, which attract many tourists from home and abroad. The group has also effectively provided tourism services in Quang Ninh via its tourism offices in the province, serving more than 100,000 visitors annually. The group operates the four-star Saigon-Halong Hotel and the five-star Majestic Mong Cai Hotel.

Quang Ninh is a coastal province in northern Vietnam. With a coastline of more than 250 km, one of its biggest strengths is its island and sea tourism. In addition to Ha Long Bay, the province’s most famous tourist destination and a UNESCO World Heritage Site, it also boasts beautiful bays and islands with tranquil sandy beaches, such as Bai Tu Long Bay, Lan Ha Bay, Bai Tu Long National Park, and the islands of Co To, Quan Lan, Minh Chau, Ngoc Vung, and others.

The province welcomed 14 million tourists in 2019, including 5.7 million foreigners, up 14 per cent and 15 per cent, respectively, against 2018. It aims to become an international tourism hub by 2030, when it expects to welcome 50 million visitors.