On Nov 16, 2015, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST)
coordinated with Kien Giang Province to hold a press conference on “Visit Viet
Nam 2016 - Phu Quoc - Mekong River Delta” in Ha Noi.
Under the theme “Exploring Southern Land”, Visit Viet Nam Year 2016 will feature
various activities throughout the year, which will be mostly take place in Kien
Giang Province, provinces and cities in the Mekong River Delta region, Ha Noi,
Thua Thien Hue, Da Nang, Ho Chi Minh City, Lam Dong and Lao Cai.
Visit Viet Nam Year 2016 aims to raise public’s awareness about the tourism
development in association with marine resources protection contributing to the
development of sea and islands tourism in Kien Giang, and the Mekong Delta
region. This is also a good chance to promote national tangible and intangible
cultural values and local unique tourism products as well as to enhance
connection in tourism development, infrastructure investment and human resource
Speaking at the conference, Deputy Minister of the MoCST, Mr. Vuong Duy Bien
highlighted the role of tourism sector in the social and economic development
and emphasized Visit Viet Nam Year 2016 is a cultural, economic and social event
of the nation. Therefore, he suggested the media and press should foster
popularizing the tourism potential of the Mekong Delta to the domestic and
To prepare for this important event, Kien Giang Province has been focusing on
upgrading infrastructure of key tourist areas to serve tourists. The Province
currently has more than 300 hotels with 7,500 rooms, enough to meet the growing
demand of tourists in the high seasons and big festivals.
To propaganda for Visit Viet Nam Year 2016, many promotion activities will be
also carried out such as building website on Visit Viet Nam Year 2016; using
e-marketing; publishing promotional materials and souvenirs; introducing the
event at tourism fairs, tourist sites and exhibitions…
As scheduled, the opening ceremony of the Visit Viet Nam Year 2016 – Phu Quoc –
Mekong Delta will officially take place on April 9 and the closing ceremony on
December 24, 2016 in Phu Quoc District, Kien Giang Province.