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Destination management for 8 northern highland provinces    
The EU-funded Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism (ESRT) Programme is supporting the 8 Northern Highland Provinces Dien Bien, Hoa Binh, Lai Chau, Lao Cai, Phu Tho, Son La, Yen Bai and Ha Giang in their efforts of collaboration for tourism development.

Italy wins fireworks competition in Da Nang    
After two days of competition, the Da Nang International Fireworks Competition 2012 wrapped up on April 30, with the first prize going to a team from Italy.

Ha Long Carnival promotes ethnic cultures   
The rich culture of ethnic communities in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh and the northeastern region was highlighted at the spectacular Carnival Ha Long 2012 held on May 1.
Photos capture northern beauty  
Landscapes and ethnic groups of the northern mountainous region are featured in a photograph exhibition which opened on Apr. 24 in Hanoi.

Activities welcome international fireworks  
The central City of Da Nang will hold many special cultural and artistic activities to mark the 37th anniversary of the liberation of South Vietnam and the 2012 Da Nang International Fireworks Competition which will take place on April 29-30.
New tourism destinations open in Quang Binh 
The management board of the Phong Nha - Ke Bang National Park in central Quang Binh province launched two new park tours on April 22.
Secretary-General of UNWTO meets the press in Viet Nam
On 20 April 2012, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MOCST) held a press conference on the occasion of the visiting to Viet Nam of Mr. Taleb Rifai, Secretary-General of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Cooperation to establish Vietnam Tourism Representative Office in Japan
On 8th April 2012, a memorandum of understanding signing ceremony aiming to prepare for the establishment of a Vietnam Tourism Representative Office in Japan was held at Hue City. The memorandum was signed by the Preparation Committees for the Establishment of Vietnam Tourism Representative Office in Japan of Viet Nam and Japan.
First food festival for coastal provinces and cities to open
The first food festival for coastal provinces and cities will take place from April 11-15 in coastal Vung Tau City, Ba Ria-Vung Tau province.
A new grand opportunity for Vietnam Tourism
It is expected that the development strategy for Vietnam Tourism to 2020, vision 2030, which has been approved by the Prime Minister, could actively foster the management and development of the sector.
Photography exhibition on Hanoi – Hue – Ho Chi Minh city
On the afternoon of April 6, at 26 Le Loi street, on the sideline of Hue Festival 2012, the Thua Thien Hue provincial Union of Literature and Arts Associations in collaboration with Art Photography Associations of Hanoi, Hue and Ho Chi Minh City opened a photography exhibition on Hanoi – Hue – Ho Chi Minh City.
French art troupes attend Hue Festival 
French art troupes led by President of the Poitou-Charentes Regional Council of France, Segolene Royal will attend the opening ceremony of the Hue Festival on the evening of April 7.
National Tourism Year, Hue Festival kick off
The National Tourism Year in the Northern Central Coastal Region and Hue Festival 2012 opened in the central city of Hue on April 7.
Maritime tourists flock to central region
Almost 2, 700 foreign tourists aboard cruise ship Diamond Princess of Bermuda explored Nha Trang bay, one of the most beautiful bays in the world, in the central province of Khanh Hoa on Mar. 20.
Vietnam to submit Dong Ho woodcuts to UNESCO
The culture ministry plans to compile a dossier of Dong Ho woodcuts to apply for recognition by the United Nations Education, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as a global cultural heritage.

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