Embassy of the S.R. of Vietnam, in association with OM Tourism, organized the Vietnam Tourism Promotion Road show in New Delhi on 20th April 2016 and Bhubaneswar on 21st April 2016, under the theme “Vietnam – an incredible destination for Indian tourists”. The event was well attended by travel agents and media personnel in both the cities.
H.E. Mr. Ton Sinh Thanh, Ambassador of Vietnam to India recalled the historic links between India and Vietnam. Ambassador Thanh affirmed, “”after nearly 30 years of renovation, from a country heavily damaged by the war, Vietnam has become one of the most dynamic economies in the region.” “Vietnam is home of 8 UNESCO world heritages, well –preserved historic relics and beautiful beaches which can rival the beaches in Thailand or Malaysia. Indian travelers can find the essence of Indian culture in Vietnam through Hindu temples in Ho Chi Minh City or at the My Son sanctuary or even at the numerous Indian restaurants.
Ambassador Thanh said that “Vietnam has all kind of services to satisfy the need of foreign tourists, whether for holidays, shopping, leisure, food exploration, wedding, honeymoon or for business and conference”. He added that 70,000 Indian tourists visited Vietnam in 2015, which is an increase of 27.27% as compared to 55,000 tourists who visited in 2014. Ambassador Thanh invited Indian and especially tour operators and travel agents from New Delhi and NCR to take initiative to promote Vietnam as a tourist destination.
DCM Mr Tran Quang Tuyen said, VNAT is aware of the importance of tourism cooperation in all levels and facilitation of tourism businesses between enterprises. Several promotional activies such as roadshows, participation to fairs and exhibitions, FAM trip have been carried out and further activities will be organized during this year.
The event continued with a thorough presentation by Mr Le Tuan Anh, Deputy Director General, International Cooperation Department, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism on the excellent tourist infrastructure, products, services of Vietnam and gave the guests an insight into the beautiful land of Vietnam and the unique experiences that the country has to offer.
The event continued with a presentation by ICS Travel Group, Victoria Tours, Ben Thanh Tourists, Melia Hotels International and Vietnam Airlines gave product presentation to the Indian Travel Agents and media.
During the roadshow, the delegation and travel agents from Vietnam interacted with Indian travel agents to inform about many attractions of the country and numerous products that Vietnam offers to international tourists.