Mar 18, 2019 / 14:33

Vietnam touts tourists from France

The Hanoitimes - The event was organized by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) in coordination with Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism.

Screening of the film on 100 years of Ao Dai (traditional long dress in Vietnam), Ao Dai fashion show, an art program, traditional musical and a photography exhibition made up the highlighs of the tourism promotion held last week in France.
On this occasion, various travel agencies said they will open representative offices in the European market.

 
Vietnam’s tourism promoted in France. Photo: vtv.vn
Vietnam’s tourism promoted in France. Photo: vtv.vn
Participants at the event were introduced to opportunities to participate in the 15th International Travel Expo-Ho Chi Minh City (ITE Ho Chi Minh City 2019), which is slated to be held from September 5 to 7.
Earlier, Da Nang city, Thua Thien – Hue and Quang Nam provinces and the VNAT shared a stand with 58 travel companies to promote tourism at the 2019 International Tourism Exchange in Berlin (ITB) in Germany, from March 6 to 10.
During the fair, the provincial tourism delegations participated in the ITB Speed Networking and Blogger Speed Networking programs, as well as fairs on the promotion of destinations, tourism trends and the development of meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) tourism.
On March 8, the VNAT  hosted a program title “Vietnam night” introducing Vietnam's tourism, business-matching meetings between travel companies and managers of destinations and hotels in Vietnam and performances of Vietnamese cuisine and arts.
After welcoming nearly 16 million foreign tourists in 2018, Vietnam aims to receive about 18 million foreign visitors and 85 million domestic ones in 2019, and earn more than VND700 trillion (US$30.2 billion) from tourism, according to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.