HCMC – The northern province of Quang Ninh has proposed opening direct air routes connecting three world heritage sites in Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia.
The proposal was made at the 17th East Asia Inter-regional Tourism Forum (EATOF) General Assembly 2022.
The three heritage sites comprise Halong Bay in Quang Ninh Province (Vietnam), Luang Prabang (Laos) and Angkor Wat (Cambodia), the local media reported.
Speaking at a bilateral talk under the framework of the EATOF General Assembly, set to wrap up on October 27, Nguyen Thi Hanh, vice chairwoman of Quang Ninh, said that the three world heritage sites are being frequented by tourists from Europe and the United States.
Air services will make it more convenient for travelers to tour Halong Bay, Luang Prabang and Angkor Wat.
The representatives of Laos and Cambodia highly valued the proposal as aircraft is the best means of transport to connect the three world heritage sites.
According to an official of Siem Reap, the Siem Reap-Van Don air route will help increase international arrivals in Quang Ninh and Siem Reap.
After the general assembly wraps up, Siem Reap will dispatch a working team to Vietnam’s northern province to survey and map out a plan to open direct air routes to connect the three world heritage sites, said the representative of Siem Reap.
In addition, Gangwon Province in South Korea, Sarawak State in Malaysia, Cebu in the Philippines and Tuv in Mongolia agreed with Quang Ninh Province’s plan to enhance air connection with the province.