Accordingly, the district attracted about 120,000 tourists in the first six months of this year, showing a 20 percent increase year on year. The tourism sector generated jobs for 1,000 direct labours and 2,000 indirect ones.
Particulary, at peak times of holidays for Reunification Day (April 30) and May Day (May 1), over 4,200 tourists chose Co To as their favorite holiday destination. There is no vacancy in all of the hotels and guest houses in the district.
In the Tonkin Gulf region, Co To Island is the farthest inhabited island from the mainland. Over the past few years, Co To's rustic beauty has attracted small groups of tourists who are seeking adventure and do not care about hotels and organised tours. As an important part of Ha Long Bay, the islands of Co To feature unmatched natural beauty that is undamaged by human intervention and far from the noises and dusts of the urbanisation.
Visitors to the islands can't help but become absorbed by the fantastic, unspoilt beaches. The smooth white sand of the beaches under the shining sunlight create a peaceful, romantic setting for visitors. Take a walk on the romantic beaches, bath in the blue water, go fishing and seeing coral reefs from aboard a ship. The island is also where you can hike, bike and scuba dive in the deep blue waters.
With an aim to building Co To island district into a national eco - resort tourism area, the district has taken a series of measures to sustainably develop its tourism sector in the coming time such as promoting advertisement, attracting investment in the tourism sector, selecting potential and experienced investors to implement high-quality business investment projects.
In 2016, the district welcomed 300,000 tourists and received VND 400 billion from the sector. Particularly, the number of foreign visitors raised by 286.2 percent to 676./.