|Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hong Tuấn Anh, is giving the flag of National Tourism Year 2016 to a presentative of Kiên Giang province. — Photo giadinhvietnam.vn
THANH HOA (VNS) — More than 5,5 million visitors came to Thanh Hoa in 2015, a live television show concluded the National Tourism year with focus on Thanh Hoa Province.
More than 60 events took place in National Tourism Year 2015, held with the theme Connecting World Heritage Sites in Viet Nam. Tourism conference and festivities have been held in 16 provinces and cities that have heritage sites, helping to boost tourism in the country.
Thanh Hoa's revenue from tourism increased by 40 per cent over 2014.
"Thanh Hoa held many tourism activities in 2015, ensuring professional organisation, safety, economy and effectiveness," Pham Dang Quyen, vice-president of Thanh Hoa People's Committee, said at the closing ceremony.
The province will continue to develop its typical tourism products and promote its cultural quintessence to become the main tourist attraction of the country in 2020.
The southern Kien Giang Province will host National Tourism Year 2016, with the theme of Explore the Southern Land, to introduce and promote Phu Quoc Island as well as the Mekong River Delta. — VNS