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Ancient Hue - New Experience

posted Aug 11, 2011, 7:16 PM by Dong Travel   [ updated Aug 11, 2011, 7:19 PM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]
Central Thua Thien Hue Province’s People’s Committee says it will invest over VND23 billion (US$1.1 million) to host National Tourism Year 2012.

Viet Nam News reported, earlier this week, National Tourism Year 2012 will adopt a theme of heritage. The signature event “Ancient Hue – New Experience”, will be promoted year-round through festivals and culture, said Pham Dang Khanh, a representative from the province’s Culture, Sports and Tourism Department.

“This is the first time the province will host a national tourism year event,” Khanh said.

“It aims to promote Vietnam’s tourism products and cultural heritage to both international and domestic tourists.”

Vietnam uses national tourism themes annually and hopes it will bring 7 to 8 million tourists to Vietnam by 2015.

Statistics from the General Statistics Office shows the success of the national tourism year 2010 in Hanoi helped to draw 5 million tourists.

The central province expects around 2.5 to 3 million visitors by 2015, earning more than VND3 trillion (US$145 million) and contributing to 47% to 48% of its gross domestic product.

Hue Festival 2012 will feature events mainly in January, February, April, June, July and December.

The first component “Travelling to the heritage region,” will take place at the Huyen Tran Culture Centre in Hue with cuisine and art activities.

The grand opening ceremony is scheduled for 7 April at Hue’s Ngo Mon (Noon Gate) Square inside the ancient Royal Citadel. A range of events are lined up including Charming Vietnam, 1st Cuisine Festival of Central Coastal, Southeast Asia Chess Contest, and U18 International Tennis Tournament.

The national tourism year 2011 has a theme of exotic beaches and islands hosted by Phu Yen, a province in the central coast region about 400 km from Danang.

Source: TTRW