Quang Binh tourism firmly steps into the world


Important destination on Vietnam tourist map

In its history of formation and development, Quang Binh is a sacred land connecting a stretch of Vietnam's mountains and rivers, and a fierce battleground in internecine wars. Therefore, this land is still quite wild, the natural landscapes are unexplored and few people know about.
Before 2000, tourism activities in Quang Binh stopped at simple service establishments such as guest houses, hotels, motels... with a limited number of tourists.
After 2000 was a turning point in the province's tourism development process, with many important highlights.
In 2003, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was recognized as a World Natural Heritage, laying the foundation for Quang Binh to become an important destination on Vietnam's tourism map with cave tourism products. In 2012, for the first time, the province welcomed over 1 million tourists.
From 2013 to the present, Quang Binh tourism has developed strongly. Along with promoting tourism promotion activities and putting into operation many important tourist destinations, Quang Binh has affirmed its position on the tourism map of Vietnam and the world.
The Department of Tourism of Quang Binh province said that in the first 10 months of 2023, the total number of tourists coming to the locality is estimated to reach about 3,9 million, 2,2 times higher than the same period in 2022.
Of which, domestic visitors are estimated to reach 3,8 million, 2,18 times more than the same period last year, and international visitors are estimated to reach 97.900 visitors, 3,9 times more than the same period last year.
According to statistics, in Quang Binh province there are currently 532 operating accommodation establishments with 8.475 rooms and 16.200 beds. Regarding tourism businesses, the province currently has nearly 3.000 food service businesses, including 4 restaurants and 1 shopping service business that have been granted standard signs to serve tourists.

Increasingly reaching out to the world

In recent years, Quang Binh tourism has been highly appreciated by the domestic and international press. Sheet The New York Times (USA) voted this place as an attractive destination ranked 8/52 in the world and ranked 1/12 destinations in Asia.
Son Doong Cave is Magazine News of Australia is ranked as an "unbelievably beautiful" destination, while Business Insider of America voted this as one of the 12 most magnificent caves in the world...
Meanwhile, Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park was honored as a World Natural Heritage twice (2 and 2003). This has affirmed and enhanced the role and position of the National Park, while also attracting the attention of many domestic and foreign organizations and individuals to this place.
Or the event that Tan Hoa tourist village in Minh Hoa district was honored by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) as "The best tourist village in the world in 2023" last October has brought great achievements in the field of tourism. communication and promotion of Quang Binh. This is considered an opportunity for Tan Hoa to firmly step into the world.
Director of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park Management Board Pham Hong Thai said that in order for the Phong Nha-Ke Bang tourism brand to increasingly reach the world, the Park Management Board has determined that in the coming time it needs to focus on perform a number of key tasks.
Specifically: Promoting the work of promoting the value of natural resources in a reasonable way to develop appropriate types of tourism and tourism products, especially sustainable eco-tourism; Focus on quality and uniqueness, develop new routes according to the roadmap and based on thresholds and forest environmental capacity...
Besides, continue to promote communication and promotion work to spread the image of Phong Nha-Ke Bang National Park - World Natural Heritage to the domestic and foreign community more widely; proactively connect and implement regional links, especially localities with heritage to better promote the image of tourism.
Attract investment resources from society and large corporations to invest in projects and develop new high-quality regional and international tourism products; strive to turn Phong Nha-Ke Bang tourism into a national tourist area, becoming the adventure tourism capital of Asia...
In addition, in the last month of 2023, to create momentum for 2024, Quang Binh tourism industry focuses on solution groups such as planning, support, state investment and mobilizing social resources to invest. tourism development investment; tourism product development; advertise, promote, link tourism and support tourists.
At the same time, train, foster, and develop tourism human resources; build tourism culture; develop and diversify the tourist market; and Apply science and technology to tourism development.