The National Tourism Year 2011, with the theme
“Paradise tours to the Sea and Islands”, will be launched in the coastal
provinces of Phu Yen, Quang Nam, Quang Ngai, Binh Dinh, Khanh Hoa, Ninh Thuan
and Da Nang City.
On August 7th, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, in cooperation with
the Phu Yen People’s Committee, held a meeting for the Steering Committee of the
program to prepare for the event.
Accordingly, the program will be launched nationwide at different times in 2011
by these coastal provinces and other localities.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will launch 9 main activities such
as a mountain climbing tournament, a Vietnamese–Korean culture exchange, Vietnam
sea and island tourism month program, ASEAN traditional music festival, the 17th
Vietnamese Film Festival, to name a few.
Also, Phu Yen Province also launches 9 main programs such as a poetry festival,
meeting for the 400th founding anniversary of Phu Yen Province and the opening
ceremony of the National Tourism Year 2011. Other coastal provinces will
organise 12 main activities in localities.
At the meeting, Hoang Tuan Anh, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, urged
Phu Yen Province to improve popularisation tasks to introduce cultural
identities and tourism potentials, and prepare good infrastructure to receive
domestic and foreign visitors in order to develop Vietnam’s tourism sector.
Source: Translated by Duy