Quang Ninh: Minh Chau (Pearl) find solutions for attracting tourist.
Source: Quang Ninh Newspaper
In 2014, Minh Chau Commune ( called Pearl in Van Don district) had about more than 26,300 visitors, 20 billion of revenue, up 10.5% over the previous year. During the past of Vietnam holiday on April 30 2015, the number of tourist to Minh Chau is 6,000 ( double the capacity of the pick-tourism units). This shows that the tourism potential of Minh Chau is great. However, the tourism here still has some insufficient.
The whole commune has 16 motels and hotels with over 300 rooms. The peak days, visitors to Minh Chau Pearl reached 3,000 guests.
One more advantance for tourist season this year is that the grid of Electricity has been finished. Many motels offer discount plan up to 35% of rooms' price. Since early of this year, People's Committees has encouraged villagers for building houses like Homestay style, but when necessary, they can welcome tourists. Homestay model will solve travelers' accommodation situation on these days, too crowded passenger traffic, reduce the increasing price on the rush days.
This year, Minh Chau Pearl transport system and road waterway has been improved a lot. From the capital of the province, district, Minh Chau Commune has upgraded Cua Doi Dock ( investment capital 2.8 billion VND ); renew 15km in length and 12m in wide of communal roads Minh Chau Pearl - Quan Lan Island, ( more than 300 billion). These traffic works create many social advantages for tourism development, such as the transfer from the island to the mainland is more secure and develop inter-village tours .
In mid-May, 5 electric bus ( each with 12 seats, roofed) imported from Japan (over 750 million), reaching the standards of sanitation , ecotourism are in service of Minh Chau Pearl - Quan Lan Island route. Investment Unit has conducted driver training, employ certificated & expertised employee in tourism. Operating trams take visitors from Pearl to Quan Lan and vice versa, at the speed of 35 km / h, the entire route takes 45 minutes, meeting the expectations of tourists traveling to the island.
In 2015, Pearl - Minh Chau Commune has the plans to welcome 30,000 visitors. In the seminar "Finding solutions to improve the quality of tourism services in the commune of Pearl 2015" organized by the Commune People's Committee, many participants gave opinions: Tourism extant too monotonous, just mainly beach tourism. To tourists staying long day, should open more social activities as Bai Tu Long Cave visiting. By located on Bai Tu Long Bay, very close to the Minh Chau Pearl commune, is Nha Tro Cave like natural theater at sea. Cave stalactites have the shape of birds and animals ... The entrails have approximately 200m2 of space very much like an ancient theater. Also on Bai Tu Long Bay, Cai De Groto has many beautiful stalactites, small boat can be rowing through ( Kayaking on Bai Tu Long Bay). Crossing the grotto, the wide area of about 10ha farm with giant mangrove trees dating back hundreds of years. Both two caves are definitely attractive for tourists. But to organize this type of tourism, should have the attention of the provincial and district levels.