Gyeongsangbuk has just opened a tourism information centre in Hanoi, becoming the first South Korean province to advertise its image to Vietnamese tourists. The southern province of Gyeongsangbuk, South Korea opened a tourism information centre in Hanoi This is the second tourism information centre of Gyeongsangbuk in Vietnam, after the first one established in 2017 in Ho Chi Minh City. “Vietnam is an important market with huge growth potential. We hope that together with the Korean Tourism Organization in Vietnam, the centre can introduce destinations in Gyeongsangbuk, a locality considered the real South Korea with its typical weather and culture,” Kim Seong Jo, president of Gyeongsangbuk Culture & Tourism Organization,told VIR. According to Kim, most UNESCO World Cultural Heritage sites in South Korea are in Gyeongsangbuk. “This is also the place where descendants of Ly Thai To, a Vietnamese King who founded the Ly Dynasty, live and built a … [Read more...] about Gyeongsangbuk opens second tourism information centre in Vietnam
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PUBLISHED: 11:00 12 March 2019 | UPDATED: 11:00 12 March 2019 Southern mammoth tooth, approximately 2 million years old, found on the coast. Photo: West Runton Beach Cafe Archant Businesses are being urged to sign-up to a project that celebrates the amazing finds that have been discovered on the Norfolk coast and encourage year-round visitors. The Deep History Coast logo. Image: NORFOLK MUSEUMS SERVICENorth Norfolk District Council’s Cabinet agreed in 2017 to fund a project to make the most of the coastline from Weybourne to Cart Gap, known as the Deep History Coast.The area has revealed spectacular finds, and with the soft clay cliffs is considered to be the best place to study Ice Age geology in the UK. Meanwhile, Happisburgh is the oldest archaeological site in northern Europe, and West Runton yielded the most complete fossilised mammoth skeleton found in the UK.With support from businesses, north Norfolk also hopes to spearhead the story of Doggerland, when East Anglia … [Read more...] about 22-mile coastline at centre of project to lengthen tourist season
Visitors in Hue city (Photo: VNA) Thua Thien-Hue (VNA) – The central province of Thua Thien-Hue aims to attract about 4.7 million visitors in 2019 with 45 percent being foreigners, a rise of about 7 percent year on year. The province, owning many UNESCO-recognised tangible and intangible heritage as well as beautiful beaches, targets 4.9 trillion VND (210.7 million USD) in tourism revenue in the year, up 10 percent compared to the previous year. The province will continue tourism promotion activities in the western European region, northeastern Asia and ASEAN by joining ITB Berlin Travel Trade Show in Germany, and other fairs such as Hanatour in the Republic of Korea, Travex 2019 in Quang Ninh and JATA in Japan. A number of video clips will be made to introduce tourist destinations in the province, while a media desk will be launched to provide information to tourists. At the same time, the province will partner with Vietnam Airlines, Vietravel, Fayfay.com, IVIVU and … [Read more...] about Thua Thien-Hue targets 4.7 million visitors in 2019
Video PUBLISHED: 19:00 09 January 2019 | UPDATED: 20:02 09 January 2019 Paul Geater Arras Square beside the Buttermarket Centre and St Stephen's church, was created in 1992. Picture: PAUL GEATER Archant The public is being asked for its views on what should be the next part of central Ipswich to get a facelift now that work on Cornhill has finished. Ipswich Council has a £3m pot of money to improve part of the town centre over the next few years – and has drawn up a shortlist of four possible sites for work to start.It hopes that eventually all these – and then more – will be improved, but it wants to know what people want to see improved first. It is also giving people the opportunity to nominate an area of the town centre that they feel needs attention.Council leader David Ellesmere said: “We have identified several public spaces in Ipswich that are looking tired and in need of investment. “We cannot do … [Read more...] about Where would you spend £3m to spruce up Ipswich town centre?
PUBLISHED: 09:32 16 December 2018 | UPDATED: 09:32 16 December 2018 Jessica Frank-Keyes The Jingle and Mingle event at Wells Maltings saw 80 guests dressed in their best festive Christmas jumpers. Photo: Wells Maltings Archant A Christmas event at a new Wells arts centre was held to thank a dedicated group of volunteers for their efforts. The Jingle and Mingle event at Wells Maltings saw 80 guests dressed in their best festive Christmas jumpers. Photo: Wells MaltingsThe Jingle and Mingle event at Wells Maltings saw 80 guests dressed in their best festive Christmas jumpers and antlers enjoy a bring and share buffet, Christmas music, speeches and a raffle.The evening was to thank all the volunteers at the arts, heritage, and community centre on Staithe Street, and took place last week, on Tuesday, December 11.Organisers, Wells Maltings trustees Briony Bax and Val Chitty, outreach and learning manager Mary Blue Brady and volunteers Jen Davies and Gail Ward, … [Read more...] about Festive evening held to thank ‘dedicated’ Wells arts centre volunteers