Summer Tourism Festival 2016 kicks off at the central square of Quy Nhơn City. (Photo: dulichbinhdinh.com.vn)

Binh Dinh (VNA) - The Summer Tourism Festival 2016 kicked off on June 22 in the central square of Quy Nhon City in the central province of Binh Dinh.

Themed Quy Nhon Binh Dinh – Return to the Memorable Coast, the biannual event aims to promote traditional values and tourism attractions of the province, in particular, and Vietnam in general.

The June 22 to September 2 festival includes a green tourism week starting on June 22, a two-day beauty pageant ending on June 29, the same day inauguration of the big-ticket entertainment and eco-tourism resort complex FLC Quy Nhon, and international scientific conferences in July.

Performances of Binh Dinh’s traditional martial arts on August 2-4 and competitions every Saturday night until September are also part of the tourism festival, which will end with fireworks displays on National Day, September 2.

The number of visitors to the province reached 2,6 million in 2015, an increase of 25 percent compared to the previous year. The Summer Tourism Festival 2016 is expected to attract more tourists to the province in coming years.-VNA