Danang in Vietnamís central region
will host an international sailing festival which will
also double up as a major tourist attraction.
Danang international sailing regatta 2006 next June
will attract 50 sailors from Asian countries and 250
other foreign tourists. During their eight-day stay
in the city, they will attend races at Non Nuoc and
Bien Dong resorts.
non-racing days, they will be taken around to famous
sites in Danang and in neighboring provinces like Quang
Nam and Hue.
of them will have to put up US$2,500 with the hosts
providing them board, lodging and other expenses.
worldís most attractive
was chosen to host the event after its beach had been
listed last month among the six most attractive beaches
in the world by the US's Forbes Magazine, Allan Goodman
of Goodman Maritime International (GMI) said.
winds in the gulf of Danang were also suitable for sailing,
an international professional regatta organizer, which
successfully ran the Vinacapital Hongkong Vietnam 2004
in Nha Trang besides hundreds of sea tourism and sport
events internationally, will help Danang organize the
said that Danang, being the gateway to the cultural
heritage sites in central Vietnam, was a major destination
for international tourists.
city was also favored by nature with many beautiful
beaches ideal for sunbathing and entertainment, and
warm, calm seas suitable for tourism