Tourist boats in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province. Picture: AFP Tourist boats in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province. Picture: AFP
Tourist boats in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province. Picture: AFP
Mercedes Hutton
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Destinations known by Mercedes Hutton

New airport for Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay puts the popular destination at extreme risk of overtourism

  • Improved infrastructure makes the Unesco World Heritage Site increasingly accessible, hopes to welcome 16 million tourists in 2020
  • Travellers already complain of overcrowding and rubbish-infested waters

Tourist boats in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province. Picture: AFP Tourist boats in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province. Picture: AFP
Tourist boats in Ha Long Bay in Vietnam’s Quang Ninh province. Picture: AFP
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Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton

Mercedes Hutton is a Hong Kong-based journalist. She joined the Post in 2018, where she writes about culture, the environment and history for Post Magazine, and covers travel and tourism in Asia in a weekly column, Destinations Known.