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Wednesday, February 22, 2012

BBC confirmed that Halong Bay, Vietnam now a safe place to visit

Halong Bay is much safer place to visit, Carmen Roberts has reported in a TV broadcast recently on the British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC).

Thanking to great efforts by local authorities, Carmen said Halong Bay cruise services have improved remarkable with new safety equipment for tourists.

Through the BBC film, viewers can see the positive changes in Halong Bay. Carmen added that tourism boats are now well-equipped with rescue facilities, such as life jackets, life boats, underwater lights and hammers in case of emergencies.

In recent months, the number of foreign arrivals has increased sharply.

The local Department for Culture, Sports and Tourism said Halong Bay, one of the new Seven Wonders of the World, welcomed more than 337,000 tourists in January 2012, up 14 percent compared to the same month of last year.

Reported by Bernama
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