A delegation of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) will take part in International Tourism Bourse (ITB) to be held in Berlin, Germany from March 6-10. They will launch various activities within the framework of the 2013 national tourism promotion programme. More than 20 Vietnamese businesses will put up their stalls covering 142 sq.m with the theme of “Red River Civilization” to introduce sea and island tourism services to the international community. Accordingly, Halong cruises is Vietnam’s tourism trademark, but the Trang An relic site in Ninh Binh province will be advertised as a cultural heritage worth being recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). ITB 2013 will draw the participation of Vietnam travel agencies, airlines, hotels, transport companies and online service companies. The highlights of the event will be exhibitions, seminars on tourism, meetings between businesses and international partners, press conferences, presentations of tourist products and services. ITB 2012 attracted a total of 10,644 stalls from 187 countries and territories over the world, including 65 from Vietnam. As a result, the number of foreign visitors to Vietnam in 2012 rose to nearly 7 million, up 13.86 percent compared to 2011, including 106,608 German arrivals showing a year-on-year increase of 9.63 percent.