(TITC) – On the occasion of Minister Nguyen Ngoc Thien’s official visit to Spain from January 15 - 20, Vietnamese Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism organized roadshows to introduce Viet Nam’s culture and tourism in two cities of Barcelona and Madrid.
The annual Lunar New Year Calligraphy Festival opened at the Temple of Literature on January 21.
Viet Nam is promoting the “Northwestern Tourism Year” in 10 ASEAN member states to introduce ethnic culture, adventure and eco-tourism attractions, said Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Khanh Hai.
(TITC) – On 18 January 2017, at the headquarters of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in Madrid (Spain), the Vietnamese delegation led by Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thien - Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism had a meeting with Mr. Taleb Rifai - Secretary General of UNWTO.
(TITC) - On January 18, the opening ceremony of ASEAN Tourism Forum (ATF) 2017 took place in Singapore with the presence of Singapore’s Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong and Secretary General of ASEAN Le Luong Minh. Vietnamese delegation led by Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr. Le Khanh Hai attended the ceremony.
An art programme entitled “Viet Nam Spring Festival 2017 in Sakai” took place in Sakai city of Japan’s Osaka on January 17.
On January 20, the Viet Nam Museum of Ethnology will take place a program titled “Discovering Vietnamese Tet”.
A special exhibition titled “Viet Nam National Treasures” held for first time at the National Museum of Viet Nam History in Ha Noi on January 10.
A contest for designing and producing souvenirs and gifts for the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation (APEC) Year 2017 has been launched in Da Nang City.
The Viet Nam-India Culture Week was opened on January 7 in Ho Chi Minh City as an interesting start for celebration of the 45th anniversary of the Viet Nam-India diplomatic ties and 10 years of bilateral strategic partnership.
Many localities across the country hosted warm welcoming ceremonies for the first foreign tourists to arrive on New Year’s Day.
Vietnamese photographer Nguyen A published on December 30 a photo book featuring 11 UNESCO-recognised Vietnamese cultural heritage practices.
(TITC) – On 25 December, Mr. Michael Tonge from the UK, the ten-millionth international tourist to Viet Nam in 2016, arrived at Phu Quoc International Airport, in Kien Giang Province.
(TITC) – On December 25, 2016, the closing ceremony of National Tourism Year 2016 – Phu Quoc – the Mekong Delta themed “Discovering the Southern Land” took place in Kien Giang Province.
Viet Nam is one of the most favourite destinations of Russians for the New Year holiday, according to Maya Lomidze, Director of Association of Tour Operations of Russia (ATOR).