The Northwest Tourism Fair 2014 was held in Ha Giang province on October 17-18 with an effort to foster tourism cooperation in eight regional provinces.

The participated regional provinces were Dien Bien, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Hoa BInh, Son La, Lai Chau and Ha Giang.

The event, the first of its kind, was to create a change in promoting the region’s popular destinations and tourism products, particularly community-based tourism, said Tran Duc Quy, Deputy Chairman of the Ha Giang People’s Committee.

Apart from traditional tourism products, the fair highlighted traditional folk songs, dances and music instrumental performances by local artists and ethnic people.

A photo exhibition was held as part of the fair, showcasing 43 photos depicting the beauty of the region’s landscapes such as Dong Van Karst Plateau Global Geopark in Ha Giang province.

The organising board plans to hold the fair annually with the aim of strengthening tourism linkages between the regional provinces, Quy said.-VNA