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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.
Vietnam to hold its first balloon festival
The Ministry of National Defence has allowed Binh Thuan province to host the first Vietnam balloon festival, in 2012, said Ngo Minh Chinh, director of the provincial department of culture, sports and tourism.
Appreciating local customs at biosphere reserves and world natual heritage sites in Viet Nam
This is the theme of the seminar held in Ha Noi on Mar. 9th in the framework of project “preserving and appreciating local people’s habits about sustainable natural resource using and traditional culture activities at Biosphere Reserve and World Natural Heritage sites in Viet Nam.
Co-operating to develop sustainable tourism in My Son sanctuary
On Mar. 8th, a signing ceremony on “developing sustainable tourism in My Son Sanctuary” between Italy and Viet Nam and a seminar on “integrating culture and tourism for sustainable development- Sharing experiences from Quang Nam province’s model” was organized in Ha Noi.
Buddhist festival opens in Da Nang
Thousands of Buddhist dignitaries, monks, nuns, followers and tourists flocked to the Quan The Am (Avalokitesvara Bodhisattva) festival from March 9-11 to offer prayers of peace for the nation.
Vietnam joins Thai-ASEAN trade fair
The event has attracted businesses from Vietnam, Thailand, China, Laos and Cambodia, aimed at boosting trade ties among members of the East-West Economic Corridor, particularly as Southeast Asian countries are looking forward to establishing an ASEAN Economic Community (AEC) by 2015.
Tay Thien Festival opens in Vinh Phuc province
The Tay Thien festival kicked off in Dai Dinh commune, Tam Dao district, Vinh Phuc province on March 7 (the fifteenth day of the second lunar month), with the attendance of Vice President Nguyen Thi Doan and Minister of Construction Trinh Dinh Dung.
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