Ninh Binh to continue as host of National Tourism Year in 2021

Update: 17:02 | 16/06/2020
The northern province of Ninh Binh will continue to be the host of National Tourism Year in 2021 after activities within this year’s program were canceled due to COVID-19.
nCoV forces National Tourism Year 2020 launch postponement
Meeting discusses National Tourism Year 2020
ninh binh to continue as host of national tourism year in 2021
An old well in Hoa Lu district, Ninh Binh province. (Photo: VNA)

Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam recently agreed with the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) on assigning Ninh Binh as host of National Tourism Year 2021.

Deputy Director of the provincial Tourism Department Bui Van Manh said the 2021 program will share the same theme as this year’s and the department has already begun preparations.

COVID-19 forced Ninh Binh to call off the opening ceremony and all activities within National Tourism Year 2020, themed “Hoa Lu - Millennium-old Ancient Capital”.

As now the coronavirus has been brought under control in Vietnam, to help revive the tourism sector, the People’s Committee of Ninh Binh proposed in early May that the Prime Minister and MCST allow it to continue as host of National Tourism Year 2021.

Some 90km south of Ha Noi, Ninh Binh’s many famous destinations include Trang An Landscape Complex, a UNESCO-recognised heritage site; Tam Coc, nicknamed “Ha Long Bay on Land”; Cuc Phuong National Park; Van Long Wetlands Nature Reserve; and Phat Diem Stone Cathedral.

It welcomed 7.6 million visitors last year and earned 3.6 trillion VND (156 million USD at current exchange rates) from tourism, up 3 percent and 12 percent year-on-year, respectively.

Nearly 13,000 children screened for congenital heart diseases in Vinh Phuc

Nearly 13,000 children screened for congenital heart diseases in Vinh Phuc

Nearly 13,000 children, including infants and students of preschools and primary schools, in the northern province of Vinh Phuc are receiving screenings for early detection ...

Mixed martial arts has a bright future in Vietnam

Mixed martial arts has a bright future in Vietnam

Mixed martial arts has finally found its place in Vietnam after the national federation (VMMAF) was established, promising a bright future for the sport.

Vietnam’s tourism strives to bounce back after COVID-19 pandemic

Vietnam’s tourism strives to bounce back after COVID-19 pandemic

The tourism sector is making concerted efforts to recover after a stagnant stage caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, focusing on promoting domestic travel while preparing ...

(Source: VNA)