The closing ceremony had the attendance of Mr. Hoang Tuan Anh, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Head of the Steering Board of National Tourism Year 2015; Mr. Nguyen Ngoc Thien, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism; relevant leaders of ministries, sectors and localities, visitors and local people.
Speaking at the ceremony, Minister Hoang Tuan Anh highly appreciated contributions of Thanh Hoa and other localities to the success of National Tourism Year 2015. With the theme “Networking World Heritage”, Thanh Hoa Province and other localities cooperated to develop tourism products, attractive destinations and promote special values of cultural heritage in tourism development.
Minister Hoang Tuan Anh suggested in the coming time, Thanh Hoa and other localities should continue to raise public awareness of tourism development, improve effectiveness of destination management, human resources training and service quality; attract strategic investors to develop high-quality tourism products and services…
During the National Tourism Year 2015, 61 large-scale events were organized in Thanh Hoa and other localities.
In 2015, the number of tourists staying overnight at provinces and cities having heritage sites increase averagely 11% over 2014; tourism receipts increased over 13%. Thanh Hoa Province welcomed over 5.5 million tourist arrivals in 2015, increasing by 21.8% over 2014, of which, international arrivals were 127,000, increasing by 26,2%; total tourism receipts reached VND 5,180 billion, up 40.4%.
The event is also an opportunity to promote the beauty of Thanh Hoa’s landscapes and people as well as to enhance linkage in tourism development between Thanh Hoa Province and other localities, utilize tourism potentials and attract tourists…
National Tourism Year 2016 - Phu Quoc - Mekong Delta will be held in Kien Giang Province with the theme “Exploring Southern Land”.