11:12 | 28/09/2018 Society
A Vietnam Tourism Roadshow was held in Bandung, Indonesia, on September 26, with the aim of promoting the image of Vietnam to Indonesians.
|Foreign tourists visit Hoi An ancient town - a tourist attraction in Vietnam - Source: VNA|
The event is part of a program held from September 23-29 to introduce a friendly and attractive Vietnam to the other ASEAN member states, focusing on the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.
It attracted the participation of over 100 delegates representing Indonesian travel agents and enterprises operating in the hospitality industry and international airlines.
Speaking at the event, Ngo Hoai Chung, deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said that Vietnam is not only one of the fastest developing economies in Southeast Asia, with an average annual growth rate of 7 percent, but also an attractive destination which welcomed 13 million foreign tourists in 2017.
Last year, Vietnam was ranked sixth in the Top 10 fastest-growing tourist destinations by the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO).
Recently, the country was honoured as a leading tourist destination in Asia by the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2018, Deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Chung said.
He stressed that the Roadshow is designed to introduce Vietnam’s tourism products and attractions and opportunities to invest in the Vietnamese market.
It is also a venue for Vietnamese and Indonesian tourism managers and businesses to meet and discuss cooperation opportunities, he added.
Participants at the event were introduced to the beauty of the Vietnamese land and people through video clips and art performances.