Vietnam Net Article
I had a good laugh at the title of the article linked to above. They obviously have no idea that it suggests Phan Thiet is something less than a nice city.
The article discusses the annual "Tourism Festival" in late October in Phan Thiet. The "festival" is largely a naval-gazing event that is never even advertised to the very audience it is allegedly intended to serve--foreign tourists.
Dinh Thai Thim is indeed a very interesting festival, but it has nothing to do with what the government is putting on in Phan Thiet, and it is more than an hour away.
They go on to mention that the event is a chance to honor tourism companies in the area... of course those tourist companies are only the ones that are Vietnamese-owned and in close partnership with, if not owned outright by, the powers that be...