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Visit7Wonders: a new global tourism platform for the New7Wonders of Nature

Visit7Wonders launched in Dubai on 7 May 2013: A new global tourism platform bringing together the New7Wonders of Nature from across the world was announced today at one the leading international travel fairs, the Arabian Travel Market in Dubai. The New7Wonders of Nature, elected following a global four-year campaign with hundreds of millions of votes,…

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Vietnam celebrated its Wonder of Nature with colourful ceremonies in Hanoi and Halong

In front of cheering spectators in My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi, Deputy Prime Minister Nguyen Thien Nhan thanked the Vietnamese at home and abroad, who had voted for Halong Bay. “I also hope that local authorities and government agencies will increase their efforts to preserve the natural values of the bay in the near…

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New7Wonders marks a year of joyful global ceremonies

Starting here tomorrow, and continuing until the end of the year, we’ll be presenting a review of the New7Wonders of Nature Official Inaugurations ceremonies that took place around the world this year. Our voyage in the coming days will take us from the Philippines to Peru and from Vietnam to South Africa. Along the way,…

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Cuban cigars reach Bavaria via Vietnam

The Cohiba cigars pictured here have certainly traveled a long way. What started out in Hanoi as a personal gift from the Vietnamese Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Hoang Tuan Anh, following the inauguration of Halong Bay, ended up in Munich as a present for the Göktepe family, makers of the commemorative bronze plaques…

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Spectacular fireworks display marks inauguration of Halong Bay

The second ceremony in the Official Inauguration of Halong Bay as one of the New7Wonders of Nature was accompanied by a spectacular fireworks display that lit up the night sky over Halong City, the capital of Quang Ninh province in Vietnam. The event marked the climax of the annual Halong Carnival and thousands of performers…

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Images of the Inauguration of Halong Bay in Hanoi

Last night’s Official Inauguration celebrations in Hanoi produced some truly remarkable images. Here, we share some of them with you. Photos: Quang Thang. Official Inauguration of Ha Long Bay, Vietnam

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Colourful Halong Bay Inauguration celebrations Hanoi

In a three-hour ceremony, punctuated by spectacular firework displays, Halong Bay was officially inaugurated as one of the New7Wonders of Nature in Hanoi last night. Addressing the public in My Dinh National Stadium, Bernard Weber, Founder-President of New7Wonders said, “The success of the New7Wonders of Nature campaign was due to the active participation of the…

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New7Wonders President meets Vietnamese Prime Minister

Hanoi: The Founder-President of New7Wonders, Bernard Weber, today met the Prime Minister of Vietnam, Nguyen Tan Dung, at government offices in Hanoi. The meeting was also attended by Hoang Tuan Anh, the Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and by New7Wonders directors Heidi Weber and Jean-Paul de la Fuente. Prime Minister Dung praised the New7Wonders…

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New7Wonders of Nature commemorative plaques cast in bronze in Munich

In preparation for the Official New7Wonders of Nature Inauguration ceremonies, the commemorative plaques for the seven global sites are currently being cast at a foundry in the heart of Munich, Germany. The bronze panels, weighing 120 kg and measuring 130 x 110 x7 cm, are being produced at the Kunstgießerei München, which was established in…

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