Vietnam plans to fully restore tourism from March 15 and has chosen the central province of Quang Nam to host the 2022 National Tourism Year, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Determined to bring the national tourism industry back to the level before the Covid-19 pandemic, Vietnam aims to host 65 million tourists, including 5 million foreigners, and to reel in tourism revenue of VND400 trillion (US$15.72 billion).

Accordingly, the opening ceremony of “National Tourism Year – Quang Nam 2022” will take place on March 25 in Hoi An’s downtown with various interesting cultural and tourism activities. The closing ceremony, meanwhile, is slated for late December in the southern part of the city.

“Quang Nam – A green destination”

My Son Sanctuary dates from the 4th to the 13th centuries CE. The property is located in the mountainous border Duy Xuyen District of Quang Nam Province, in central Vietnam. Photo: Huyen Dang

Themed “Quang Nam – A green destination”, the National Tourism Year 2022 will feature 192 events, including 10 national-level ones, 62 organized by Quang Nam, and 120 others by 40 cities and provinces of the first level of administrative division in response to the tourism year.

The cultural and tourism events organized by Quang Nam Province will feature themes such as “Quang Nam in Spring”, “Quang Nam Tourism – Summer emotions”, “Quang Nam Tourism – Heritage Colors”, among others

Chairman of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Nguyen Trung Khanh said that green tourism is the orientation of Vietnam’s tourism development until 2030.

“This is the reason why this national tourism year is named “Quang Nam- A Green Destination”. It is also the theme of all tourism activities to be organized throughout Vietnam in the coming time,” he said.

According to Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Doan Van Viet, Quang Nam is a locality with a long history and cultural traditions. It is also endowed by nature with many interesting, unique and attractive landscapes such as the two world’s heritage sites of Hoi An Ancient Town and My Son Sanctuary as well as other tourist attractions including Cham Island, Tra Que Vegetable Village, Thanh Ha Pottery Village, Bay Mau Coconut Forest, among others.

“With such great tourism potential, the National Tourism Year 2022 under the theme “Quang Nam – A green tourism destination” will help the locality introduce its traditional culture and tourism potential to international friends,” Viet said.

Hanoi is ready to welcome international tourists

The St. Joseph’s Cathedral in Hanoi. Photo: Tuan Dinh

According to Director of the Hanoi Department of Tourism Dang Thi Huong Giang, as soon as tourist destinations and services are allowed to reoperate, businesses in the sector in the capital city have planned to build new tourism stimulus products.

As Hanoi reactivates its tourism activities following the country’s resumption plan, many local businesses are planning to exploit the advantages of Hanoi to build specific products with a focus on cultural tourism.

A representative of Vietravel JSC. told local media that it will organize one to three-day tours to explore the capital city. Meanwhile, Flamingo Redtours Ltd. has built a number of summer travel packages to attract tourists from Europe, Russia and France.

Some new tourism products will be created to exploit the nature beauty and craft villages in the suburban areas of Hanoi. According to a representative of Ba Vi National Park, after the success of the “Wild Sunflower Season” in 2021 that attracted over 25,000 visitors, the park’s managing board will build up a new tour tilted “Rose Myrtle Season” to attract visitors in the summer.

Head of the Management Board of Duong Lam Ancient Village (Son Tay Town) Nguyen Dang Thao said that there will be various themed tours to explore Duong Lam in the near future.

Joining other localities in the efforts to achieve the tourism goals set by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hanoi expects to welcome 9 to 10 million visitors, including 1.2 to two million international travelers.