The agreement is part of the ESRTCD in the 2011-2015 period, which is funded by the EU with a total budget of 11 million EUR. Under the agreement, the programme will assign domestic and international experts to help in the process of drafting a master plan of tourism development in Quang Ninh province to 2020.
Investigations on demand of visitors will be conducted in the framework of the project in order to design suitable tourism products on Ha Long Bay Cruises
Additionally, the project will also help improve professional skills for tourism workers through training courses.
The EU is one of the biggest donors of non-refundable aid for Vietnam ’s tourism sector. This was the second project funded by the union, following the recently completed “Tourism Human Resources Development” project in 2010.