(VNA) – The central coastal province of Binh Thuan has completed preparations for
the opening of Visit Vietnam Year 2023 with the theme “Binh Thuan
– Green convergence,” which will officially be held on March 25 night, heard a meeting
held by the provincial People’s Committee on March 20.
According to Director
of the provincial Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Bui The Nhan, the
province has completed all necessary conditions for the event, including the
stage for the opening ceremony, traffic regulation and security protection
plans, as well as accommodations for visitors, medical and fire rescue
Chairman of the Binh
Thuan People’s Committee Doan Anh Dung asked relevant agencies, departments and
localities to coordinate closely to ensure a successful and safe opening
ceremony of Visit Vietnam Year 2023, leaving a good impression on visitors.
The opening ceremony
of Visit Vietnam Year 2023 will be held at
NovaWorld Phan Thiet in Phan Thiet city of Binh Thuan. Nearly 600
artists, actors, and actresses will perform in an artistic musical show at
the ceremony with the script written by Meritorious Artist Tran Ly Ly, Director
of the Department of Performing Arts under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and writer Hoang Cong Cuong.
The 85-minute show has three parts, namely the “Convergence of earth and sky”,
the “Green Tour”, and the “Green convergence – Binh Thuan
destination of friendship”. The ceremony is expected to draw 5,700 visitors.
According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Visit
Vietnam Year is a both a national and international cultural, economic, social,
and tourist event. It is also the biggest annual tourism event in Vietnam,
offering opportunities to attract domestic and international tourists through
the promotion of images, tangible and intangible cultural values, natural
resources, as well as the development of linkages between localities.
Visit Vietnam Year 2023 “Binh Thuan – Green convergence” includes
more than 200 events and activities.
With 192km of coastline, Binh Thuan province is home to islands, islets, coves,
bays, and white sand beaches with clear blue water, which form famous tourist
attractions. The province has many tourism resources with many
historical-cultural relics and traditional festivals. Currently, the province has
nearly 900 accommodation establishments with over 17,000 rooms, including 45
hotels and resorts from three to five stars with nearly 5,000 rooms. The
province has 13 travel agencies, including eight international travel agencies.
Before the COVID-19 pandemic, in 2019, Binh Thuan welcomed over 6.4 million
visitors with tourism revenue of 15.2 trillion VND (644.54 million USD). The
province’s tourism sector contributes 10-12% to the GRDP each year.
In 2022, the province welcomed over 5 million visitors, getting tourism revenue
of 12.8 trillion VND. It aims to attract about 6.5 million visitors, including
more than 200,000 international visitors this year./.