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Jan 19, 2021 / 06:22

Vietnam tourism develops unique, unusual tours to lure visitors in 2021

The tourism industry identifies domestic travelers as the key segment for its development this year.

Local enterprises have offered many new unique and unusual products to lure domestic visitors in 2021, along with traditional tours to adapt to the new normal context, according to Chairman of the Hanoi UNESCO Travel Club Truong Quoc Hung.

 Local enterprises have offered many new unique and unusual products to lure domestic visitors in 2021. Photo: the Hanoi UNESCO Travel Club

Mr. Hung told Ha Noi Moi Newspaper that in addition to traditional tours such as eco-tourism and hospitality, adventure tourism and wildlife discovery are forecast to be a new trend this year. 

In 2021, many localities plan to organize running events, as well as other major sports tournaments to attract athletes and tourists, such as Tien Phong Gia Lai (in March), the Vietnam Jungle Marathon (slated for March), the VnExpress Marathon Amazing Halong (August), the Hanoi International Heritage Marathon (September).

International paragliding tournaments in the northern provinces of Lai Chau and Lao Cai are expected to take place this year.

Many adventure tours are expected to be held in 2021 such as mountain climbing and trekking for young people who love to explore nature. On January 14, the Hanoi UNESCO Travel Club organized a new caravan and trekking farmtrip to conquer the Puxailaileng Mount (the central province of Nghe An) with the aim of developing adventure and community tourism products for the province.

In 2020, a number of sport tournaments was suspended due to the impact of Covid-19, while some others still went on attracting thousands of athletes and visitors.

Quang Ngai, the central province of Vietnam, witnessed the participation of about 2,000 local and international runners at the 61st Tien Phong Marathon held last July in Ly Son Island. The event was successfully and safely organised thanks to good preparation of local authorities and relevant branches.

Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Quang Ngai province Nguyen Minh Tri said that the marathon held in Ly Son Island opened up great potential for local tourism, allowing Ly Son to organize other large-scale activities with the participation of thousands of people.

Other successful events included the Mekong Delta Marathon 2020 held last November in the Mekong Delta province of Hau Giang with more than 7,000 athletes; the 2020 Open Putaleng Paragliding Tournament held last December in the northern province of Lai Chau; and another paragliding event was open in Mu Cong Chai district in the northwestern province of Yen Bai in June.