Localities stimulate tourism
16:28 | 14/01/2009
VGP – Joining efforts to reverse the decrease of international tourists in 2009, many localities throughout the country are making full use of their advantages to stimulate tourism.

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In mid-January 2009, in the southern city of Cần Thơ, all travel companies, restaurants, hotels and supermarkets will have a discussion on solutions to stimulate tourism, including cutting prices in order to attract more visitors.

The city’s tourism department is also planning to open cheap tours and boost up advertisement work.

In Quảng Ninh, the northern province endowed with the picturesque Hạ Long Bay, a conference was recently convened to adopt a series of urgent solutions to attract tourists in 2009.

These measures include improving quality of services, launching promotion campaigns, retraining human resource, designing new tours and products.

Quảng Ninh expects to welcome 4.8 million turns of tourist in 2009.


This year, the central province of Quảng Nam, the locality owning two world heritage sites of Hội An and Mỹ Sơn, will allocated a bailout of VND 4 billion to push up tourism.

The province will host a number of big tourist events, such as traditional spring festivals 2009; the Quảng Nam Festival – 4th Heritage Itinerary; Sea Tourism Season and many activities to celebrate the 10th anniversary of UNESCO recognition of Hội An and Mỹ Sơn as world heritage sites.

From January 26 to February 4, Bà Rịa Vũng Tàu will host a Cultural and Tourism Festival 2009 under the theme "Resounding Seaside Town".

Numerous cultural, sports and tourist events will be held during the festival, including beach volleyball, beach football, Chinese chess competition, folk games, art performances, human chess, exhibitions of calligraphy and tourist photos.

Especially, five Vietnam’s records in Ba Ria - Vung Tau will be announced.

The above local tourism programs are moves to realize the national tourism sector’s large-scale “Impressive Vietnam” promotion program launched on January 5 with a view of receiving 4.5 million international tourists and 22 million domestic one this year. 

Some major tourist events in 2009-2010

2009: The Central Highlands Tourism Year with an anniversary in Đà Lạt, flower festival, gong festival in Gia Lai, 2nd coffee festival in Đắk Lắk and the wine festival in Đắk Nông; the firecrackers competition in Đà Nẵng, Sea Festival in Nha Trang; Mekong-Japan Cultural and Tourist Days in Cần Thơ; 3rd Asiad Indoor Games; Food and hotel fair in Hồ Chí Minh City; Program "Việt Nam, Laos, Cambodia – A single destination" in Hồ Chí Minh City. 

2010: The Hà Nội Year, the millennium of Thăng Long - Hà Nội, Festival Huế, Miss World in Nha Trang, International Film Festival, International Puppetry and Circus Festival.

By Xuân Hồng

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