A trade-tourism-food fair was inaugurated on April 26 in Ha Long city in Quang Ninh province as part of the Ha Long Carnival which officially opens on April 27.

The fair attracted more than 100 enterprises and organizations nationwide with more than 120 stalls, featuring high-quality Vietnamese products such as textiles, machines, farm produce, processed food, arts and crafts, household goods and tourism services.

Fashion and comedy shows will be held during the evening at the fair.

According to Do Khanh Tung, Deputy Director of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the fair creates a chance for Quang Ninh province to introduce its tourism potential to visitors. It also helps local businesses promote their brands and expand links with domestic and international partners.

The 2013 Ha Long Carnival is the seventh of its kind in Quang Ninh province, aiming to draw attention to its tourism potential.

The carnival’s street show is expected to draw more than 5,000 local artists, models and dancers, and art troupes from China, Laos and the Republic of Korea, together with a parade of six flower carriages featuring Quang Ninh’s tourism resources.-VNA