15:33 | 02/06/2017 Culture & Tourism
(VEN) - After visiting the filming sites of the Kong: Skull Island movie, a team of 11 world-famous bloggers from Germany, France, Italy, Japan, Singapore and Chinese Taipei told the media that they are planning to promote Vietnam as an attractive tourist destination to world visitors.
A photo of Vietnam introduced by French blogger Thibault Touzeau-Cohen
The bloggers’ tour from April 22-28 was part of Vietnam’s 2017 tourism promotion program.
French blogger Thibault Touzean-Cohen said the team’s members were highly impressed by the beauty of Quang Binh, Quang Ninh and Ninh Binh provinces, and that what they experienced there was more wonderful than what was reflected in the movie.
A blogger and media firm owner from Chinese Taipei, Danny Wen, said he never imagined the experiences of the landscapes, food, and people in Vietnam.
A blogger and owner of a 15,000-blogger media firm from Germany, Longin Beznhard, said the beauty of Hanoi and the places associated with the Kong: Skull Island left good impressions on the team’s members, and that they love the landscapes, food and people in Vietnam. Longin Beznhard said he loves Quang Binh the most, and will stay there for three more weeks to discover picturesque landscapes in the province.
Foreign bloggers at a meeting with Vietnamese media
Promoting Vietnam through social networking
Longin Beznhard said that as soon as he returns to Germany, he will encourage bloggers and social networking site users to introduce Vietnam to Europeans and Americans.
He said promoting tourism through such movies as Kong: Skull Island is a good direction that should be further promoted in the future. Vietnam should also do promotion through Youtube, as this is a very popular broadcasting channel in the world, he said.
Italian blogger Vicky Kieber said she would like to experience the beauty of Sa Pa in Lao Cai Province, and Ha Giang Province during her visit to Vietnam next year so she can have more information about the country to share with visitors worldwide.
Ngo Hoai Chung, deputy director general of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), said Vietnam is endowed with picturesque landscapes, rich natural resources and cultures, which have provided ideal conditions for the country’s tourism industry to develop rapidly and play an increasingly important role in promoting the country’s economic development.
Vietnam welcomed more than 10 million foreign visitors in 2016, up 20 percent from 2015, and 4.3 million foreign visitors in the first four months of 2017, 3.3 percent more than the same time last year.