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

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