By focusing on exploiting advantages of each regional province and strengthening regional linkage in the National Tourism Year of the Red River Delta – Hai Phong 2013, the region has attracted 35 million tourist arrivals, increasing 15%; and achieved revenue from tourism by more than 35 trillion VND, a rise of 16% over the same period last year.
Hai Phong particularly received more than 5 million tourist arrivals, up 11%. The achievement is quite encouraging, especially in the context of difficult socio-economic situation of the city and the country. The success of the National Tourism Year has created impetus for promoting Hai Phong tourism in future.
By motivation of the National Tourism Year’s success, Hai Phong is having opportunities to abolish the seasonal business of tourism and develop into a big and high quality tourism centre where national and international events are organized; thereby to attract high spending and long staying visitors. Taking full advantage of positive effects brought by this event is also expectation of the majority of Hai Phong people.
- 2016 Vietnam Fine Art Photo Exhibition launched
(Cinet)- Photographers nationwide are being invited to submit entries for the national exhibition of fine-art photography which will open in Rach Gia, the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on September 2, 2016. The Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism in coordination with the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists launched the 2016 Vietnam Fine Art Photo Exhibition on January 22. According to Mr. Vi Kien Thanh, Head of the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition, said the biennial event aimed to review and appraise the achievements of Vietnamese photographic artists…... [read more]
- National fine-art photo exhibition calls for entries
Hanoi, January 22 (VNA) – Photographers nationwide are being invited to submit entries for the national exhibition of fine-art photography which will open in Rach Gia, the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang on the National Day, September 2. The exhibition will be jointly organised by the Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam Association of Photographic Artists. According to Vi Kien Thanh, head of the department, the biennial event will focus on the Mekong Delta and Phu Quoc Island which host the National Tourism Year 2016. This year’s…... [read more]
- Establishing the Boards to open a composing camp "Discovering land of the South"
(Cinet)- Decision No.14/QĐ-BVHTTDL on January 05 of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism relates to establish the Direction Board and the Organization Board for a composing camp titled "Discovering land of the South" on National Tourism Year 2016. Accordingly, the Direction Board comprises as follows: 1. Vuong Duy Bien - Deputy Minister of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as head of the Board; 2. Mai Van Huynh - vice-president of Kien Giang Provincial People's Committee as vice-head of the Board. The Organization Baord consists of: 1. Vi Kien Thanh - head of Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition…... [read more]
- Thanh Hoa touts its culture
HA NOI (VNS)— Various activities have been held since Wednesday in celebration of the National Tourism Year Connecting World Heritage Sites in Viet Nam hosted by the central province of Thanh Hoa. Amateur troupes from seven provinces have performed Vietnamese traditional art forms, recognised as world cultural non-intangible heritage by UNESCO, in downtown Thanh Hoa City and at the Ho Dynasty Citadel in Vinh Loc District, and Lam Kinh relic site in Tho Xuan District. The tourism year was expected to promote the tangible and intangible cultural heritage and natural tourist attractions in Viet Nam to domestic and international visitors,…... [read more]
- National Tourism Year closes with cultural performances
HA NOI (VNS) — Amateur troupes from seven provinces are performing Vietnamese traditional art forms, recognised as world cultural non-intangible heritage by UNESCO, in Thanh Hoa Province. The performances were organised last night at a ceremony that closed the Thanh Hoa–National Tourism Year 2015, the theme of which was Connecting World Heritage Sites in Viet Nam. This is the first time all world cultural non-intangible heritage art forms in Viet Nam, such as nha nhac (court music), xoan song, quan ho (love duet song) and gong culture in the Central Highlands, besides ca tru (ceremonial song), were performed at the…... [read more]
- French wine, food festival kicks off in Hanoi
French wine, food festival kicks off The Beaujolais Nouveau celebration featuring French wine and food will take place on Thursday Ha Noi. This typically French tradition, taking place every year, marks the end of the annual grape harvest and the release of the popular "Beaujolais" red wine. The event, held for the first time in Viet Nam, seeks to share French culture and strengthen the friendship between Viet Nam and France. Visitors will have the opportunity to taste the exclusive Beaujolais Nouveau 2015 wine imported directly from France and enjoy a culinary experience through carefully tasting French specialties. Two bands,…... [read more]
- Week to honor cultural and tourism values of Mekong Delta
(CPV) -The 2015 Mekong Delta Culture and Tourism Week will be held from November 15th to 18th at the Vietnam Art Culture Exhibition Centre, No 2 Hoa Lu street, Hanoi. The event aims to respond the 2016 National Tourism Year - Phu Quoc - the Mekong Delta as well as to introduce, promote and honor special cultural and tourism values of the region, contributing to the call for inviting investment creating impetus for socio-economic development of provinces and cities in the region. The week will feature an exhibition introducing the cultural space of the Mekong Delta through visual objects, agricultural…... [read more]
- Culture-Tourism Week in Hanoi to highlight Mekong Delta culture
The traditional dance of Khmer ethnic people in northern region (Credit: baobaclieu.vn) NDO – The 2015 Mekong River Delta Culture-Tourism Week will take place in Hanoi from November 16-19 with a wide variety of activities introducing the capital’s residents to beautiful landscapes and unique cultural identities of the region. The information was released at a press conference held in Hanoi on November 12. The week will be the first event of the 2016 National Tourism Year highlighting Phu Quoc island district and the Mekong River Delta region. The event will bring together 13 provinces and cities in the region including…... [read more]
- Establishing the Art Council to select logo for National Tourism Year 2016
(Cinet)- Decision No.3648/QĐ-BVHTTDL on October 27 of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism relates to establish the Art Council to select logo for National Tourism Year 2016. The Art Council comprises 05 members. Vuong Duy Bien, Deputy Minister of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism as chairman of the Council, Vi Kieu Thanh, head of Department of Fine Arts, Photography and Exhibition as vice-chairman of the Council. Bui Dinh Hai, Office for Fine Arts and Exhibition is responsible for the Secretariat Board. The Art Council will select logo for the event of National Tourism Year 2016. The Secretariat takes…... [read more]
- Summary of Minister at the second session about National Tourism Year 2016
(Cinet)- Notice No.4272/TB-BVHTTDL on October 19 of Minister Hoang Tuan Anh at the second session with the Direction Board and the Organization Board for National Tourism Year 2016. On September 25, 2015 in Phu Quoc district, Kien Giang province, the Direction Board and The Organizaiton Board organized the second session to prepare for organizing the National Tourism Year 2016. Minister Hoang Tuan Anh and vice-secretariat of Kien Giang province hosted the working session. Minister of Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh directed Kien Giang Provincial People’s Committee and the Organization Board should focus some tasks as follows:…... [read more]