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Central Vietnam expects over 2.5 million tourists

2011-11-25 (GMT + 7)

Central Vietnam expects over 2.5 million tourists Vietnam will draw at least 2.5 million visits by both domestic and international tourists to its cultural and historical heritage sites in Hue and other North Central provinces in 2012, according to figures announced by Phan Tien Dung, head of the Hue Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

vietnamThe number was given in an international press conference to launch Vietnam’s National Tourism Year in coastal Hue and North Central Provinces, a national campaign to promote heritage tourism in the central region of the country.

Many events and activities to introduce and promote the national and UNESCO world heritage sites in Hue and the surrounding region, such as the old Hoa Lu Capital in Ninh Binh, the Ho Citadel in Thanh Hoa, the Quang Binh Cave Systems, and the Hue Capital, will be held throughout the year.

The highlight of the national campaign will be the Hue Festival, a biannual event held from April 7 -15 next year. More than 20 art and performing troupes from 17 countries will perform at the festival.

Source: tuoitrenews

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