The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has announced that the northern province of Ninh Binh will host the main events of the National Tourism Year 2020.
Ninh Binh – a land of unique features with natural, cultural and historical values, also home to the UNESCO-recognised Trang An World Culture and Nature Heritage site – will host the National Tourism Year 2020.
To successfully organise the important event, the Ninh Binh Department of Tourism has developed a draft hosting programme. Thus far, there are 25 provinces and cities with strong potential for tourism development that have registered to organise 99 events in response to the National Tourism Year 2020.
In a recent working session with the Ninh Binh tourism sector, the VNAT asked the province to build its own logo and identity for the National Tourism Year 2020 in association with the Ninh Binh tourism brand.
In addition, Ninh Binh has been urged to focus on building activities and events in four main groups, including preparation for the event, main activities (opening ceremony, seminars and investment promotion conferences), response activities (in key tourist attractions and neighbouring localities) and promotional activities for the event.
In particular, promotion for the Year should be focused on promoting the theme of the National Tourism Year 2020, as well as introducing the beauty of Ninh Binh at domestic and national tourism fairs and international travel promotion programmes, while also promoting Vietnam and Ninh Binh tourism in Jecheon city (Chungcheongbuk-do province, the Republic of Korea) – the city which has established a twin relationship with Ninh Binh.
Meanwhile, the National Tourism Year 2019 is being hosted by Khanh Hoa province under the theme of “Nha Trang – Colour of the Sea”, taking place from December 31, 2018 to December 31, 2019. The Year will feature over 100 events spread evenly throughout 2019.
The opening ceremony of the National Tourism Year 2019 will be held in conjunction with the opening of the Nha Trang – Khanh Hoa Sea Festival 2019 in May this year. The special, diverse and attractive cultural, tourist and sporting activities under the event, aim to contribute to achieving the goal of attracting roughly 7 million visitors, including 3 million international travellers to Khanh Hoa in 2019.