2019 Do Son Tourism Festival kicks off

Wednesday, 2019-05-01 11:57:36
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A performance at the opening ceremony (thanhphohaiphong.gov.vn)
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NDO – The 2019 Do Son Tourism Festival kicked off in Sea Square, Do Son District, Hai Phong City, on April 30.

This year's opening ceremony featured many innovations in content and form, bringing many interesting things for visitors. With an epic staging, the scenes reconstruct the process of the formation of Do Son estuary, a land rich in cultural and historical traditions; showcasing cultural and historical relics bearing the imprints of the period of national construction and defence.

The 2019 Do Son Tourism Festival takes place from April 30 to May 1 with a series of cultural, sports and tourism activities. The Hai Phong Women's Beach Volleyball Tournament opened this year’s event, with the participation of many teams from provinces and cities, such as Khanh Hoa, Da Nang, Hai Duong, Thai Binh and Ho Chi Minh City.

According to Chairman of Do Son district’s People's Committee Hoang Xuan Minh, with the theme "Do Son - Heritage Area", the People's Committee of the district and wards are promoting investment, and upgrading and renovating heritage sites, such as Populations of Tuong Long pagoda, Hon Dau island, Hang pagoda, to attract domestic and international tourists towards the development of local spiritual tourism.

At the same time, in order to prepare well for the tourism festival, from the beginning of the year, Do Son district has been attaching great importance to improving the quality of human resources for tourism. Options to ensure security, fire safety, food safety and hygiene have all been prepared, the Chairman said.

Currently, Do Son district has a total of 189 hotels, motels, restaurants, and tourist services, including 60 food-service business establishments and 129 accommodation-service business establishments, with a total of 3,555 rooms.

* On the occasion of the 44th anniversary of outhern Liberation and National Reunification Day (April 30) and the 133rd anniversary of May Day (May 1), according to the People's Committee of Sam Son city, Thanh Hoa province , nearly 600,000 tourists visited Sam Son from April 27 to 30,, up 30% over the same period last year. Before entering the season of sea tourism, Sam Son and beach resorts in Thanh Hoa province have added many new services, better meeting the vacation and entertainment needs of tourists.

* In the three days from April 27 to 30, Cua Lo tourism also welcomed about 400,000 passengers, an increase of 15% over the previous year. The number of tourists increased sharply because the quality of tourism services in Cua Lo town have been improved, along with favorable weather.

* According to Binh Thuan Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, during the April 30 and May 1 holidays, Binh Thuan welcomed about 73,800 visitors, an increase of 24% over the same period in 2018. Of which, international visitors total about 14,500, accounting for 19.6% of the total number of visitors. Tourists mainly come from Ho Chi Minh City and the Southeast provinces.