The launching ceremony was attended by leaders of Mong Cai city and the Tourism Department of Quang Ninh province, and China’s Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region Tourism Development Committee, Dongxing and Guilin city authorities.
The tour aims to promote cross-border tourism between Vietnam and China, as well as the common development of the four localities in particular.
Under the framework of the tour, travellers from the two countries will have a favorable opportunity to enjoy a series of tourism products of each side. The province’s authorities and tourism sector will also continue to create conditions, improve service quality and offer tours to meet visitor demand.
The number of Chinese visitors accounts for about 40% of the total foreign tourist arrivals to Quang Ninh.
The event is considered as one of main activities in Vietnam National Tourism Year 2017.
On the opening day, two groups, with 60 visitors, from Vietnam and China carried out entry and exit procedures at the Mong Cai international border gate.
According to the Quang Ninh provincial Department of Tourism, the number of Chinese visitors accounts for about 40 percent of the total foreign tourist arrivals to Quang Ninh province each year. In 2016, Mong Cai welcomed 1.6 million visitors./.