Tue, 30 Jun 2015. Last updated Tue, 30 Jun 2015 11:53
At the working session, representatives of Royal Hong Kong Yacht Club said that this year's International Hong Kong - Nha Trang Sail Regatta would have the participation of 20 yachts. The competition will take place from 15 - 19 October 2015. The starting point is Hong Kong Harbour, and the finish is Nha Trang Harbour. This year's competition is sponsored by an automobile company - Audi. The first Hong Kong - Nha Trang Sailing Regatta was held in 2004. By dint of the event, the image of Nha Trang will be promulgated popularly in the region and in the world, attracting tourists, and contributing to the development of tourism in Nha Trang - Khanh Hoa.
On 3 November, at the Vietnam Embassy to UK in London, the working delegation of Khanh Hoa Province led by Mr. Tran Son Hai - Standing Vice Chairman of Khanh Hoa People's Committee had a talk with Ambassador Nguyen Van Thao about the organization of the International Sailing Regatta Hong Kong - Nha Trang 2015. Attending the working session, there were the participations of Mr. Ho Anh Tuan - Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and representatives of Da Nang City and CLIPPER Company (UK). At the working session, CLIPPER Company introduces the biggest sailing regatta in UK with the race through 5 continents, starting from England in August 2015. The race will last for 11 months. It is expected to come to Vietnam on Vietnam Lunar New Year 2016 and stay in Vietnam from eight to ten days before leaving for China, South Korea and United States. This is the biggest amateur sailing regatta with the 12 yachts, over 600 sailors, held by CLIPPER Company every two years. It is expected that the destinations of the 2015 competition are Nha Trang and Da Nang.
At the working session, Mr. Tran Son Hai introduced marine potential, infrastructure and successful experience on organizing International Hong Kong - Nha Trang Sailing Competition. He expressed that if having a chance to hosting the international sailing regatta, this is a big opportunity to promulgate Vietnam tourism in general and Nha Trang tourism in particular to the entire world. In November 2015, representatives of CLIPPER Company came to Nha Trang and Da Nang to survey necessary conditions to hold the International Yacht Festival in Nha Trang. This is also an activity in the framework of Nha Trang tourism promotion in UK market. Previously, Mr. Tran Son Hai and representatives of Department of Tourism, Sports and Culture, along with businesses participated in a conference on coordinating and promoting tourism in EU market in terms of 2015 - 2017 to be held by Ministry of Tourism, Sports and Culture in London (UK). The convention focused on discussing coordinated measures to attract tourists from EU market, at the same time, seeking solutions to increase the tourism promotion and promulgation via culinary culture, traditional culture, and Vietnam marine tourism. EU market is a traditional tourist market of Nha Trang. These tourists have taste of beach travel and have higher expenditure and other tourist markets. It is reported that among activities of tourism promotion in UK, there are activities of Vietnam tourism booth at World Travel Market 2014, and Roadshow introducing tourism in Vietnam. By dint of the activities of tourism promotion and promulgation, tourism in Vietnam is striking for welcoming 8 million international tourists to Vietnam in early 2015.