Could you talk about the new activities of Thua Thien-Hue tourism in 2010?
Thua Thien-Hue will hold many important tourism activities this year. The 1000th anniversary of Thang Long-Hanoi is the chance for the province’s tourism promotion in 2010. This year, the central locality will launch many cultural and tourism programmes, including an anniversary to mark the 35th year of the province’s revolution day, the 50th Hanoi-Hue-Saigon friendship and Hue Festival 2010.
Besides programmes which were previously organised like Giao and Xa Tac sacrifices, Royal Night, legend of the Huong (Perfume) River and long dress (Ao dai) performance, this year’s festival will include special artistic shows such as process to found the country, manoeuvre of water soldiers of Nguyen kings, Eastern Night and old Hue weddings. These activities will be performed at modern and exciting stages.
Which local tourism products will be focused on?
This year, the provincial tourism sector will concentrate on developing strategic products namely world cultural heritages and festivals, religious and spiritual tourism, sea and lagoon tourism and Hue food.
Tours will exploit cultural identifies of the Nguyen dynasty, typical festival of Hue and exploration of Tam Giang Lagoon as well as royal and traditional food in Hue.
Accommodation price rise toward Tet has discouraged visitors. What are the measures for this?
Enterprises are allowed to decide their room prices. However, to stabilise the prices on festival occasions, authorities will supervise the prices. We will manage the prices through the registration of ceiling prices. The punishments will be applied if businesses raise their room prices higher than the ceiling level.
Reported by Giang Tu
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