The annual Halong Bay Heritage Marathon 2020, in the northern province of Quang Ninh, took place during the last weekend of November and meant a huge boost to the tourism sector in the New 7 Wonder of the World.
The Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism revealed that nearly 2.500 runners participated in the race this year, not a bad number for 2020. The authorities were specially emphatic on how the gathering of thousands of people played an important role in leveraging
up the tourism sector of the province.
The head of the organising board of Halong Bay Heritage Marathon 2020, Nguyen Tri, stated that the annual marathon gave a temporary boost to the tourism economy in the province: “as soon as the event began promotions in the media a few months ago, plenty of people have shown interest in it. They come to take part or simply to enjoy the race. Through
the event, Halong city and Quang Ninh have welcomed a surge of tourists, yielding new income for locals whose lives depend on tourism such as hotels and restaurants.”