The announcement was made by the provincial People’s Committee in Ho Chi Minh City on October 24.
The programme will include a grand opening ceremony introducing world heritages in Thanh Hoa, a folk song competition, a sea tourism festival, and a gastronomy festival, among others.
Provinces and cities nationwide, with world heritage sites such as Hanoi, Phu Tho, Quang Ninh, Thua Thien – Hue and Lam Dong, will also host cultural, sports and tourism events throughout the year in response to the programme.
The programme is a good opportunity to promote tangible and intangible cultural heritage and natural tourist attractions in Vietnam to domestic and international visitors while boosting tourism co-operation between Thanh Hoa and other localities in the region and across the country.
The National Tourism Year is a major event in Vietnam’s hospitality sector. The host of the event is renewed annually and is assigned by the Government and the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.