Last update 3/11/2011 12:05:00 PM (GMT+7)

Backstreet Boys helps advertise Vietnam to the world

VietNamNet Bridge – The tour to Vietnam by Backstreet Boys in late March 2011 is expected to help introduce Vietnam to international friends, said Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh.

Minister Hoang Tuan Anh.

Speaking at a meeting with relevant agencies on the upcoming tour of Backstreet Boys in Hanoi and HCM City on March 8, the Minister said that Vietnam should welcome the boy band thoughtfully to impress them.

“They are world-wide famous artists so their positive impressions about Vietnam would be good. If their show is successful organized in Vietnam, it will encourage world leading artists to come to Vietnam,” he said.

The Minister said that this is a large-scale event, which attracts both local and international media so relevant agencies should see it as a chance to advertise Vietnam’s images and call for the vote for Vietnam’s Ha Long Bay as a new natural wonder of the world.

Minister Hoang Tuan Anh emphasized that the number of fans will be huge so security, traffic and habits and customs must be guaranteed.

The tour organizers confirmed that Vietnam’s images will be highlighted in the tour. Specifically, a 1-minute clip calling for votes for the Ha Long Bay will be screened before the show.

Do Hoai Nam, Chair of the Trau Viet Entertainment Company, a member of the organizing board said that one of the goals of the organizers is to introduce to the world a peaceful, friendly Vietnam with the need to enjoy culture and integrate into the world through “This Is Us” tour.

Four members of Backstreet Boy - Nick Carter, Howie Dorough, Brian Littrell and A. J. McLean – will have two shows for more than 55,000 people at the Military Zone 7 Stadium in HCM City on March 24 and the My Dinh National Stadium in Hanoi on March 26.

The quality of the show is guaranteed to meet international standards.