The event saw the attendance of member of the Party Central Committee (PCC) and Permanent Deputy Secretary of the Hanoi Party Committee Nguyen Thi Tuyen; PCC member, Deputy Secretary of the municipal Party Committee and Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh; Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Dao Cuong; Vice Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Nguyen Manh Quyen;
Addressing the opening ceremony, Chairman of the municipal People’s Committee Chu Ngoc Anh said that Hanoi has taken drastic measures to prevent the spread of COVID-19 in parallel with boosting socio-economic development and ensuring national security and defense in the “new normal”.
He affirmed that the Hanoi Tourism and Culinary Festival 2021 is designed to promote and introduce the image of Hanoi - a safe, friendly, quality and attractive destination.
According to the mayor, in the context of the COVID-19 outbreak, Hanoi has focused on promoting domestic tourism programs.
Chairman of the Hanoi People's Committee Chu Ngoc Anh speaks at the event.
The city leader asked the Department of Tourism and relevant departments and sector in collaboration with district-level authorities to improve local tourism products and provide high quality services to visitors.
“The Hanoi Culinary and Tourism Festival 2021 is a good chance for local residents to have access to interesting tourism products and typical tours. It is expected to promote cultural values and attractive destinations of Hanoi as well as cities and provinces across the country”, Anh stressed.
This year’s festival features 200 booths from Hanoi and other provinces and cities, introducing interesting and attractive tourism products as well as outstanding dishes and specialties of Hanoi.
As many as 150 booths around Hoan Kiem Lake display tourism promotion packages offered by 14 cities and provinces and Vietnam Airlines, Vietjet Air, Bamboo Airways, and Vietravel Airlines.
Additionally, thousands of attractive tours, accommodations and vacation packages at very suitable prices are introduced by local tour operators and travel agents, aiming at encouraging Vietnamese people to travel in Hanoi and throughout the nation.
Meanwhile, the Hanoi culinary space introduces some outstanding dishes and specialties of the capital such as Hanoi’s pho (noodle soup), cha ca (grilled fish), bun thang (rice vermicelli with chicken, egg and pork), and Hanoi’s coffee.
Especially, the public will have a chance to enjoy art performances and demonstrations of cooking techniques.
During the opening ceremony, visitors have chance to enjoy special art program and experience festival spaces with many 2D and 3D miniatures introducing Hanoi tourist destinations, including: Thang Long Imperial Citadel, Temple of Literature, Hoa Lo prison relic site, among others.
Some images at the opening ceremony: