11:29 | 18/03/2016 Society
The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines plans to launch a direct flight from Hanoi to the Czech capital of Prague and vice versa in 2017 with the aim to boost tourism cooperation between the two countries.
VNAT Director General Nguyen Van Tuan had a working session with Klara Dostalova on March 15 (Source: VNA)
The information was revealed by Nguyen Van Tuan, Director General of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), who is leading a delegation of officials from the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism to the Czech Republic from March 13-16.
The Director General on March 15 had a working session with Klara Dostalova, First Deputy Minister of the Czech Ministry of Regional Development (MoRD), to discuss tourism cooperation.
At the event, Tuan said the two sides should prepare for the signing of the agreement on tourism cooperation between Vietnam and the Czech Republic , and strengthen the popularisation of the two countries’ tourism products and destinations.
For her part, Klara Dostalova agreed to the deal, expressing her hope that more Vietnamese will visit the Czech Republic..
Vietnam, with a coastline of about 3,200 kilometres, has huge tourism potential for Czech people due to the fact that the European country has no beaches, according to Ambassador Truong Manh Son.
However, only 4,000 Czechs currently visit Vietnam per year./.