Vietnam tourism: Major events promote next year
Nui Coc lake, well-known landscape in Thai Nguyen province.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has said they are preparing to organise major events in 2007 as part of tourism promotional activities, including Visit Thai Nguyen Year, Da Lat Flower Festival, International Travel Exhibition in Ho Chi Minh City, Tourism Programme of “Reversion to the Origin” and Ninh Thuan Festival.
Visit Thai Nguyen Year 2007
The tourism campaign of Visit Thai Nguyen Year 2007 will be organised in the northern province of Thai Nguyen, which is endowed with good potentials for tourism development.
It will include many programmes and festivals related to historical milestones and revolutionary sites. The event is also hoped to encourage other sectors to develop together with tourism, boosting co-operation with neighbouring provinces.
The opening ceremony will take place on February 27 with an art programme rich in national identity and modernity. On the same day’s morning, an incense-offering ceremony will be held at the Uncle Ho Memorial House in Phu Dinh Commune, the Dinh Hoa district and a tour to landscapes of Dinh Hoa Safe Military Zone will open for delegates and tourists to the events.
In the whole year of 2007, many other cultural and tourism activities will be held, for example, the Thai Nguyen Song Festival, a Culture and Art Programme for ethnic minority groups of Viet Bac in August. On the 45th birthday of Thai Nguyen City, a tourism and trade fair will take place with a view to introducing economic potential of Thai Nguyen.
A seminar on tourism development will also be organised. During the year, Thai Nguyen is expected to attract about 750,000 tourists, including 25,000 foreigners.
Da Lat Flower Festival 2007
Following the success of the Da Lat Flower Festival 2005, Da Lat Flower Festival 2007 is expected to showcase the attractiveness and quintessence of different kinds of flowers, promote friendliness, love, peace and prosperity.
Flower-loving people will be granted fragrant opportunities to participate in many activities during the festival.
Tourism programme of “Reversion to the Origin” in 2007
The tourism programme of “Reversion to the Origin” in 2007 will be jointly organised by Lao Cai, Yen Bai and Phu Tho provinces. It is expected to promote tourism potentials of the three neighbouring provinces, looking forward to developing trade and services, strengthening co-operation between the Lao Cai, Phu Tho, Yen Bai and other provinces.
The “Reversion to the Origin” programme in Lao Cai province includes an opening ceremony of the programme at the Lao Cai provincial People’s Committee square in March, the Thuong (Upper) Temple Festival in Lao Cai city in early March, the “Festival on the Cloud” in Sapa in April, the “Conquering Fancipan peak” competition in mid-April and the Vietnam-China International Trade Fair.
An official from Yen Bai province said the events in Yen Bai province would include the Dong Cuong Temple Festival in March, the Thac Ba Lake Discovery Festival in April, Muong Lo cultural week in October, and the Nam Cuong Temple Festival in March. The programme in Phu Tho province is expected to feature the Au Co Temple Festival in February, the Bach Hac Breastroke Festival on the Lo River, the Hung King Temple Festival in April, and an anniversary to celebrate the Lo River Victory in October.
Ninh Thuan Festival 2007
Ninh Thuan Festival 2007, which is hosted by the southern province of Ninh Thuan, will take place from May 31 to June 3 at the centre of Phan Rang town and several tourist resorts in the province.
With the theme of “Integration, Development and Friendly Ninh Thuan,” Ninh Thuan Festival will greatly promote sea tourism and Cham cultural identities. In addition, the festival is expected to generate business opportunities as well as draw the attention of foreign investors and enterprises.
Many supporting events and activities will be organised, including the Nghing Ong Festival and the Cau Ngu Festival, showcasing local specialities such as wine, seafood and farm produce. Besides, traditional craft villages such as Bau Truc pottery village and My Nghiep brocade weaving village will be introduced to visitors.
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