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08/08/2019 - 07:38

Unique and distinct team building on the Huong River

Tourists that joined in the team building tour (a collective game) on the Huong (Perfume) River shared that was the most attractive collective game experience they had ever enjoyed.

No less attractive race

Enjoyable experience

As a unit that often chooses Hue to organize team building games for company officials and employees, in the summer of 2019, Easia Travel continues to choose Hue Ancient Capital to organize the activities of company member coherence.

Ms. Nguyen Kim Thu, Easia Travel, said that in Hue alone, the company has organized many games, so it is always necessary to seek novelties in tour organization. When the partner in Hue exchanged the idea of organizing a traditional boat race game on the Huong River, the company members agreed and immediately chose.

“It was truly wonderful than expected. Out of the four organized games this time, rowing team building on the Huong River enjoyed great popularity. Before reaching Hue, many members were afraid that the water of the Perfume River could be unclean, thinking both banks were urbanized as in other cities. When sitting on the boat and rowing from Thuy Bieu down to Thien Mu Pagoda, we felt that this was no longer a race but a journey to discover the river. The Huong River is so clean; the water surface is calm, and the reach past which we rowed has a peaceful landscape, with rice fields and trees swooping down the river. Thien Mu Pagoda viewed from the river looks so beautiful ...," said Mrs. Nguyen Kim Thu.

The race on the Perfume River, from Thuy Bieu to Thien Mu

The boat used for the race is a traditional boat model; when organized, the race has flags and pennons like a traditional race on the Huong River. According to the organizational unit, the business desires tourists not only to join in the game, but also to learn about Hue people’s culture, traditions, life associated with the river.

For team building, safety factor comes first. As for the boat race game on the Huong River recently, the organization unit has enjoyed the support of the functional bodies. Especially the police force distributed traffic direction on the river, and the rescue force was also on hand to assist if unfortunately an incident occurred. Thanks to the careful preparation, the team building on the river left a good impression on tourists.

Earlier, some businesses also exploited, organized the games associated with Hue discovery from the Huong River. The tour

The main means of transport is the dragon boat, starting at the Toa Kham Wharf. The tourists travel upstream, in turn, discover and learn about the geographical names on both banks through decoding the secret letters with historical stories.

Ms. Duong Thi Cong Ly, Director of Hanoi Tourism Joint Stock Company - Hue Branch, a team building organization unit on the Huong River said thatmany countries and nationwide localities always exploit the rivers to the full for tourism development. Meanwhile, the Huong River has the advantage to exploit tourism on the river. With the available beauty, the Huong River will be a venue for organizing team building and other services that satisfy tourists, including the most demanding tourists.

Exploiting tourism on the river

The Travel Management Division, the Department of Tourism, judged that team building on Huong River is a product totally distinct from other localities in the country. The Huong River has been the product; now the appearance of team building doubles attractiveness. The development of products on the Huong River is an opportunity to widely promote the image of the Huong River in particular and Hue tourism in general.

Mr. Tran Dinh Minh Duc, Head of Travel Management Division, the Department of Tourism said that team building is becoming a trend of tourism industry. Teambuilding on the beach has long since become so familiar.

The trend of playing big games, exploring traditional culture, and games on the river in a vast space will grow. The formation and organization of tourism games on the Huong River is to stay ahead of the curve that Hue tourism will encourage businesses to exploit.

A number of businesses exploiting the team building on the river claim that they will organize and form more new games, link with other businesses to build a well-organized tour, and provide better services. In addition, they will expand more terrestrial games to form Hue discovery tours

Ms. Duong Thi Cong Ly said that in the tour formation plan, the form of SUP (Standing Up Paddle board) Race on the Huong River will be expanded. The venue can be towards the city center. There will be difficulties in traffic flow, but if well prepared and closely coordinated, the race will be successfully staged.

In other countries and localities, exploiting rivers to develop tourism business proves effective. For example, in Thailand, there is the product of tourism experience on the Chao Phraya River, and the enjoyable stories associated with the river were created. Particularly for the Huong River, there are many good stories which are the "capital" and the foundation for creating new games, products of discovery nature.

Story and photos: Duc Quang