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Thanh Hoa (VNA) – The Thanh Hoa International Tourism Festival opened on September 14, drawing a large number of travel and aviation firms as well as representatives from diplomatic and tourism promotion agencies from many countries.

The event, the first of its kind held in the north central province of Thanh Hoa, introduced many new tourism trends and products, along with attractive tours and services at good prices.

The fair, which ran through September 15, also included various activities, including a food festival, folk art performances, Thanh Hoa’s traditional craft product exhibition, and an exchange between domestic and foreign travel firms.

Alongside, visitors had a chance to explore the culture and tourism of various countries such as the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia and Japan, as well as join a lucky draw with total award valuing 10 billion VND.

Addressing the opening ceremony, Vice Chairman of the People’s Committee of Thanh Hoa Le Thi Thin lauded the activeness of the Flamigo Group and Hanoi Redtours in coordinating with the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to hold the event.

She expressed her hope that the event will help Thanh Hoa’s tourism sector to fulfil the target of welcoming 11.2 million visitors in 2020 with revenue reaching 20.5 trillion VND.

Within the opening of the event, a memorandum of understanding was signed among the Thanh Hoa Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Korean Tourism Organisation and the Hanoi Redtours, and others between the department and Flamingo Group, and between the Thanh Hoa Tourism Association and Hanoi Redtours.

Bestowed with gorgeous natural landscapes and diverse cultural space, Thanh Hoa has huge potential to branch out a wide range of tourism products.

Many renowned enterprises like FLC and Sun Group have poured capital into the local tourism sector. During 2015-2017, 18 tourism infrastructure projects were carried out while investment licenses were granted for 61 tourism projects with total registered capital of nearly 62.5 trillion VND (2.75 billion USD)./.