Participants in the travel fair included Mr. Dam Van Bong - Deputy Secretary of Provincial Party Committee and Chairman of Ha Giang's People Committee; Mr. Tran Quy Duc - Provincial commissioners and Vice Chairman of Ha Giang People Committee, and other leaders of the city and the Northwest region.
Speaking at the fair, Mr. Tran Quy Duc emphasized that the first Vietnam Northwest Travel Fair was organized in the regional scale hosted by Ha Giang Province. This was a great opportunity to strengthen cooperation among 8 provinces in the Northwest region (including Dien Bien, Lao Cai, Yen Bai, Phu Tho, Hoa Binh, Son La, and Lai Chau) and create detailed plan for a period of 2010 - 2015 and co-operating plan in 2014 - 2015. It is expected that the travel fair will promote affiliate programs of 8 provinces in the Northwest, create joint efforts for constructive initiatives, contribute to socio-economic development of each province, contribute to the conservation and promotion of cultural values and tourism, and create favorable conditions for Vietnam Northwest Tourism officially becoming one of 8 attractive destinations in the country.
In the fair visitors and participants had a chance to enjoy special singings and dances of Ha Giang citizens to praise the love for the country in general and Northwest region in particular. On behalf of provincial leaders, Mr. Tran Quy Duc and other representatives of the Steering Committee and Tourism Authority cut the ribbon to kick off the travel fair and gave flag souvenir for leaders of Northwest Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism.
Cultural Festival of Community Tourism in Northwest also took place was exciting right from the first moment. This is an occasion for community tourism villages to interact, exchange experiences, and promote, develop, and honor traditionally cultural values for tourism development. Attending in the travel fair, visitors not only enjoyed folk songs and traditional dances of ethnic groups and participating in traditional festivals, but also enjoyed performances of ethnic costumes expressing the unique elements of ethnic communities in the Northwest. In spite of taking place in the short time, Northwest Travel Fair Festival 2014 attracted hundreds of visitors attending. According to Mr. Hoang Van Kien, Director of Ha Giang Department of Culture, Sports, and Tourism said that Northwest Travel Fair needed to be alternatively held in 8 provinces of the region to expand Northwest Tourism actually developing commensurate with its potential.