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The 60th Anniversary of Vietnam Tourism Day

16/07/2020 18:00 |

​On the morning of July 9, 2020, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism celebrated the 60th anniversary of the Vietnam Tourism Day (July 9, 1960 - July 9, 2020) and launched the program "Vietnamese travel to Vietnam". Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Ban attended the ceremony.

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Mr Nguyen Van Ban, Director of the Culture, Sport and Tourism Department made a speech at the celebration. (Photo by Tuong Vi)

According to Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Ban, Vietnam's tourism industry has experienced through periods of ups and downs, intermingling between difficulties and advantages, opportunities and challenges. However, with the spirit of solidarity and joint efforts of the entire industry, Vietnam's tourism is now gradually approaching its goal of becoming a key economic sector.

Reviewing Ben Tre's tourism over the past 3 decades when the province has gradually approached the targeted tourist brand "Coconut land river ecology", Mr. Ban said Ben Tre was one of 13 provinces in the Mekong Delta, bordering the East Sea and provinces of Tien Giang, Tra Vinh and Vinh Long. It had a fresh climate, an intricate system of canals, a convenient transportation system both by waterway and road, and especially the friendly, hospitable people, he said.

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Ornamented cars paraded through main streets of Ben Tre City to promote the program "Vietnamese travel to Vietnam". (Photo by Vinaphone Ben Tre)

The organization of the launching ceremony was aimed to communicate, promote and effectively implement the program "Domestic tourism stimulation" with the message "Ben Tre tourism – a safe, friendly and quality destination", to encourage Ben Tre people to travel to destinations in Ben Tre and respond to the program "Vietnamese travel to Vietnam" launched by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

In addition, the program is also an opportunity to join hands to support tourism businesses in the province to continue with business operations, contributing to restoring the growth of tourism in the "new normal" after the Covid-19 epidemic.

After the celebration, delegates, members of the Youth Union, students, tourism enterprises joined in the parade through main streets in the center of Ben Tre city with a distance of 15km and received much attention and enthusiastic response from local people.

Written by Tuong Vi

Translated by Truong Hung

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