On May 28, at the press conference introducing the Southern Fruit Festival 2019, Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa - deputy director of the Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City - said one of the new features is also the effort of the organizers is will introduce and prioritize the use of eco-friendly products during the 15th festival.
Taking place during 3 summer months (from 1-6 to 31-8-2019) at Suoi Tien Cultural Tourist Area, Southern Fruit Festival will give priority to using eco-friendly bag products and limit all kinds of plastic bags and plastic waste.
Accordingly, the traditional sedge bags of the Southern countryside will appear instead of plastic bags, further spreading the green lifestyle, friendly with nature ... to consumers. "We want to raise the awareness of environmental protection while promoting the image and quintessential cultural values of the South to international friends," Ms. Hoa said.
This year, visitors will continue to experience hundreds of kinds of fruits from gardeners, fruit growers from 19 provinces and cities of the South with 766 units, large, delicious, exotic, 20-30% discount.
Mr. Huynh Dong Tuan, deputy general director of Suoi Tien Cultural Tourism Joint Stock Company - said the organizers try to introduce the characteristics and variety of fruits in the Southern river region to tourists to Ho Chi Minh City. "In preparation for the festival, we have been working hard to collect rare and rare fruits in the South, a few rare and rare varieties will be displayed for users to feel and understand the diversity of the fruit. Vietnamese trees cannot be commercialized, ”said Mr. Tuan.
In the 15th year of its organization, the festival includes many exciting activities such as: Fruit floating market with more than 50 boats, the 11th South Safe and Delicious Fruit Contest, and the art of fruit shaping with the owner. To praise the homeland, explore Asia, Suoi Tien, celebrate the 15th anniversary of the festival, the quaint flower garden displays a collection of all kinds, exotic and rare fruits, tubers, and traditional craft village activities Vietnam with 15 booths of many localities nationwide, performing art performances of drinks from fruit, delicious dishes made from fruit ...
The highlight of the festival is the giant fruit parade combined with the performance of a miniature fruit collection with the theme "The quintessence of Southern culture", the coconut road, displaying regional agricultural tools. Male".
Visitors will be able to choose and enjoy the typical fruits of the South such as Tan Quy mangosteen, Cai Mon durian, Can Tho rambutan, Hoa Loc mango, An Phuoc plum ...
Ho Chi Minh City looking for attractive ecotourism products
On this occasion, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism also held a contest "Designing and exploiting the eco-tourism program in Ho Chi Minh City".
According to the representative of the City Department of Tourism, the contest will focus on the content of tourism programs designed with departure points from localities linked to Ho Chi Minh City. Products must also be associated with ecological destinations, traditional agriculture, high-tech agriculture, traditional craft villages ... eligible to exploit and serve tourism in the city.
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