Themed “Hanoi – Den de yeu” (Hanoi- Visit It to Love It), Hanoi Tourism Festival 2022 will take place between May 13 and 15 in the Hoan Kiem pedestrian zone.

Director of the Hanoi Centre for Investment, Trade, and Tourism Promotion Nguyen Anh Duong declared about the launch of the Hanoi Tourism Festival 2022. Photo: Thanh Hai 

According to the director of the Hanoi Centre for Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion, Nguyen Anh Duong, the festival will be organized both in-person and online.

The onsite festival, which will take place at King Ly Thai To Monument, features 150 booths displaying products of 150 local tourism businesses, some of which are big names such as Vietnam Airlines, Hanoi Tourism Corporation, and Vietravel, among others.

Provinces with attractive tourist destinations also attended the festival, including Quang Nam, Thua Thien Hue, Quang Binh, Ha Giang.

“The festival, whose date of celebration coincides with the SEA Games 31, will be a “golden” chance for Hanoi and other localities to introduce attractive tourist destinations, products, and services to international visitors,” Duong said.

“On the special occasion, representatives of Southeast Asian countries who attend the SEA Games 31 in Vietnam will be invited to take part in the festival,” he added.

 The festival is one of many activities carried out in Hanoi to promote tourism in the capital city and other cities and provinces nationwide. Photo: Thanh Hai

Travel businesses will launch stimulus programs as well as organize mini-game shows with attractive rewards such as vouchers for accommodations, tours, and cuisine at the festival. In addition, some typical handicraft products and tourist gifts will also be displayed.

Onsite, tour operators will introduce their digital platforms for festival-goers to book tours, airline tickets, or accommodations online.

SEA Games 31 is the largest sports event in the South East Asia region, which run from May 12 to 23 in Hanoi and 11 neighboring localities, namely Haiphong City, Bac Ninh, Hai Duong, Quang Ninh, Ha Nam, Nam Dinh, Ninh Binh, Hoa Binh, Vinh Phuc, Phu Tho and Bac Giang.

It will feature 40 sports with 526 medal events and is expected to attract around 10,000 athletes and officials from 11 Southeast Asian countries.