Tourism year to highlight Red River civilization
Update: Jul 30, 2012
The National Tourism Year 2013 themed "Red River Civilisation" will kick off in the northern port city of Hai Phong on May 11 next year.

Following the opening ceremony, which will take place on the occasion of the 58 th anniversary of the city's liberation day, there will be a festive week with a wide range of activities, announced the event's steering and organising boards at a meeting in Hanoi on July 25.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh said the National Tourism Year 2013 is organised in coherence with the implementation of a socio-economic development programme in the Red River Delta.

Hai Phong and other localities nationwide will join hands to promote the country's tourism sector in the international arena, Anh said.

He expressed his hope that other cities and provinces in the region will closely work with the northern port city to successfully organise the National Tourism Year 2013.

A broad range of activities will be held during the event, including a cuisine festival, a photo exhibition, arts performances and seminars. All aim to promote the quintessence of the time-honoured Red River civilisation.