According to the provincial People’s Committee, all tourist boats must have white color and brown sails. Those with dragon heads are permitted to paint the dragon heads by traditional color. As of April 30, 2012, boats which are not repainted will be not licensed to operate in the bay.
An official from the local Department of Transportation said that this measure aims to strengthen state management over tourist transport activities in Ha Long Bay, and to make a facelift for tourist boats after Ha Long Bay is recognized as one of the new seven natural wonders of the world.Under this policy, more than 500 tourist boats in Ha Long Bay may ‘wear’ white uniform and brown sail in the near future.
In order to welcome this event which main purpose is grateful to people for their support to help this destination become one of the new seven natural wonders of the world, all of tourists will be free ticket when visit Ha Long Bay from 28th April to 5th May. It will be attract more and more tourists visit this place in next time. In 3 months of this year, Ha Long Bay has welcome forty-two million tourists, nineteen per more than in last time, which 70 per foreign tourists.