Ninh Binh in Aggressive Preparation for National Tourism Year 2020

11:05:50 AM | 13/1/2020

Selected as the host of the National Tourism Year 2020 with the theme "Hoa Lu - Ancient Capital of Millennium", Ninh Binh is urgently preparing all the best conditions for the activities under the event to take place successfully and efficiently.

Many exciting activities

The National Tourism Year 2020 with the theme "Hoa Lu - Ancient Capital of Millennium" will officially be opened at 20:00 on February 22, 2020 at Dinh Tien Emperor Square, Ninh Binh City. This is considered an important event, having a great impact on the local socio-economy and contributing to raising the awareness of all administration levels, sectors and people about tourism development associated with socio-economic development of the locality and the country.

Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Quang Tung said that the National Tourism Year 2020 is the typical and largest annual event of the tourism industry with over 100 events. This is an opportunity for Ninh Binh tourism to break through, to achieve higher results than previous years.

Under the event, hundreds of exciting activities will be held, including 27 main activities to be organized by Ninh Binh province: Opening Ceremony of National Tourism Year 2020; Bai Dinh Pagoda Festival; Hoa Lu Festival, Trang An Festival, Ritual Ceremony of Kinh Thien; Ninh Binh Trade and Tourism Fair 2020; Trang An International Marathon II in 2020; International Workshop on the art of Xam singing (a type of traditional Vietnamese folk music); art exchanges between provinces having world heritages; the final round of Miss ASEAN Capital 2020, and 11 other activities to be organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

In addition, the National Tourism Year 2020 has 74 other events to be organized by 24 provinces and cities such as: Formula One World Championship, Open Hanoi Dragon Boat Racing Festival 2020 (Hanoi City); Red Phoenix Flower Festival - Hai Phong 2020; Ha Long - Quang Ninh Tourism Week 2020; Tich Dien Festival (Ploughing Festival), Tam Chuc Pagoda Festival (Ha Nam); Bac Ha Culture and Tourism Festival (Lao Cai); International Fireworks Festival 2020 (Da Nang); and Bac Ninh Tourism and Culture Week “Back to home of Quan Ho folk songs 2020”.

Through these series of activities, the event will introduce and promote the values ​​of tangible, intangible cultural heritages, natural resources and special local tourism products to attract domestic and foreign tourists to Ninh Binh, creating breakthrough development in tourism, promoting socio-economic development of the province in the following years. At the same time, it will effectively exploit the potential and advantages of Ninh Binh province to develop tourism and improve the quality of tourism programs; creating new and attractive tourist products, suitable to the needs of the key tourist market for which Ninh Binh is aiming.

Aggressive preparation for the National Tourism Year 2020

To host the largest national tourism event this year, Ninh Binh will focus on promoting the synchronous investment in infrastructure, technical facilities in important tourist sites and spots; improving and increasing the quality of human resources and tourism services; attracting investment sources for tourism development; creating positive change in awareness for sustainable tourism development, gradually turning tourism into a key economic sector.

Mr. Bui Van Manh, Deputy Director of Ninh Binh Department of Tourism, said the Department identified the National Tourism Year 2020 event as leverage for businesses and tourism service facilities to improve their service quality and establish their brands. Regarding the local tourism strategy, Ninh Binh Department of Tourism will focus on improving the quality of current tourism products in the locality; calling for investment in building high-quality accommodation and entertainment establishments; continue developing new tourism products such as organizing tours to explore heritage sites with unique stops to help visitors enjoy more interesting experiences.

Therefore, recently, many main roads in Ninh Binh province have been upgraded, expanded, decorated with flags, posters, banners with many propaganda contents in accordance with the theme of National Tourism Year 2020. In addition to the existing works, many big projects for the National Tourism Year 2020 are also being urgently completed such as Golden Pagoda and Silver Pagoda. Big hotels in the area are also being upgraded, renovating and expanding the operation scale to welcome a large number of tourists in 2020. Up to now, there are 24 travel agencies in the area; 583 accommodation establishments with 7,021 rooms, including 46 1-2 star hotels with 1,235 bedrooms and 13 hotels from 3 stars and above with 1,310 rooms.

In addition, activities of transporting tourists in tourist areas and spots have complied with regulations; car parks and wharves to transport tourists have been upgraded by their units, basically ensuring safety and convenience for tourists.

Along with that, travel agencies and tourism management agencies have actively promoted the construction of many new destinations, creating attractive and unique products.

It can be said that the National Tourism Year 2020 with many attractive activities will likely attract and contribute to the development of Ninh Binh tourism industry in particular and the national tourism industry in general. Therefore, in recent years, leaders, businesses and people of the province have actively invested, built and prepared facilities, products to human resources to meet the needs of domestic and foreign tourists.

Giang Tu (Vietnam Business Forum)