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Int’l YouTubers to be invited to promote tourism in home of Son Doong Cave

Saturday, May 18, 2019, 19:08 GMT+7
Int’l YouTubers to be invited to promote tourism in home of Son Doong Cave
International tourists kayak near the entrance of a cave in Quang Binh, north-central Vietnam. Photo: Lam Giang / Tuoi Tre

Twelve well-known international YouTube video bloggers will be invited on a fam trip to promote tourism for the north-central Vietnamese province of Quang Binh, home to the renowned Son Doong Cave.

Quang Binh tourism department is cooperating with representatives from Google and YouTube to come up with the final list of the 12 video bloggers, or vloggers, for the fam trip, Phap Luat (Ho Chi Minh City Law) newspaper reported on Thursday.

The YouTubers to be invited all have millions of subscribers on their respective channels on Google-owned YouTube.

The famous vloggers will have a chance to enjoy the beautiful scenery and mouth-watering local cuisine in Quang Binh and are supposed to share their journeys and experiences with their huge fan bases on YouTube.

It is hoped that the YouTuber personalities will help introduce Vietnamese tourist attractions and the hospitality of its people to the world.

The final shortlist of YouTube vloggers will be announced by next week, Phap Luat reported, citing to the project organizers.

The provincial tourism department has recently worked with a film-making enterprise called Indochina Production and Oxalis, the travel agency specializing in organizing tours to explore caves, including Son Doong, in Quang Binh, to carry out a project in Hollywood to promote the province’s tourism industry.

The event drew attention and participation of over 70 attendees including actors, producers, directors and scriptwriters from top movie productions in the world such as Walt Disney, Paramount Pictures, Netflix and so on.

Quang Binh, along with Quang Ninh and Ninh Binh, are the three Vietnamese provinces where significant portions of the Hollywood blockbuster Kong: Skull Island were shot in 2016.

The Kong director, Jordan Vogt Robert, said he was taken aback by the magnificent beauty of Phong Nha – Ke Bang National Park in Quang Binh, and always wishes return there once again.

The U.S. filmmaker also shared that he would cooperate with top movie producers in Hollywood to make new film projects in Quang Binh province in the near future.

The Phong Nha – Ke Bang is a UNESCO-recognized World Heritage Site, which boasts a magnificent cave system that includes the high-profile Son Doong Cave, which is the world’s largest.

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