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Nearly 100 athletes to compete at Vietnam's paragliding contest

Updated at Thursday, 12 Jul 2018, 14:19
The Hanoitimes - The contest expects to promote the paragliding and local tourism, attract more investors in developing tourism projects.
A national paragliding contest attracts nearly 100 paragliders from nine clubs to compete. The contest will be held from July 13 to 17 at Son Duong and Dong Lam communes in Hoang Bo district, Quang Ninh province.
 
National paragliding contest.
National paragliding contest.
This event forms part of activities within the Ha Long - Quang Ninh National Tourism Year of 2018, the first Tourism Year in the province and organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in cooperation with the provincial Department of Culture and Sports.
The contest welcome all Vietnamese and international paragliders. With a diverse terrain of mountains, forests and deltas and different ethnic minority groups, Hoanh Bo is an ideal destination for different types of exploration, such as ecological tourism, adventure sports, trekking, and climbing, etc.
Several events are being organized at Hoanh Bo during the Tourism Year, such as a spring flower festival, a festival of the Dao Thanh Y ethnic minority people, temple festivals, and the national paragliding contest.
The opening ceremony of national paragliding contest will take place on July 14 at Son Duong commune in Hoang Bo district, Quang Ninh province.
Quang Ninh province received 6.6 million visitors in the first five months of 2018, an increase of 26% from the same period last year, according to Quang Ninh province Department of Tourism.
The number of foreign visitors arriving in Quang Ninh province in the first five months of 2018 was estimated at 2.17 million, up 12 year-on-year. The total income from tourism revenue is estimated at VND11 trillion (US$484 million), up 32% from last year.
Ha Phuong
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