The General Statistics Office (GSO) has reported that over 518,000 international arrivals came to Viet Nam in October 2011, a rise of 17.8% over the same period last year. Overall, Viet Nam has welcomed 4.83 million international arrivals in 10 months of 2011, a rise of 15.8% compared to the same period of 2010. The target of welcoming 5.3-5.5 million international arrivals this year is coming. Viet Nam tourism has been continuing to promptly complete remaining proposal works in this year.
The Cambodia Culture Week 2011 will be held in the southern region from Nov. 16-23. The Arts Performance Organising Centre of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said that during the week, a 35-member ensemble from Cambodia will give four performances during the week.
Hat Xoan (Xoan singing) is one of Vietnam’s projects to be considered for recognition as the World’s Intangible Cultural Heritage at the sixth Conference of the UNESCO Intergovernmental Committee on the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage which will be held in Bali, Indonesia from November 22-29.