Vietnamese tourism shines in Australia, New Zealand
Updated : Friday, August 17, 2018 9:14 AM (GMT+0700)

TheVietnam tourism promotion programme for Australia and New Zealand arrived inSydney on the evening of August 15 as part of its five-city tour.

 
Scene at the event - Photo: VNA

The event, organised by theVietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and supported by 15Vietnamese tourism companies, toured around four cities in Australia and one inNew Zealand.  

The programme featurednetworking events, a roadshow, and musical performances. This was the firsttime it had taken place in New Zealand and third time in Australia. 

Speaking at the openingceremony in Sydney, VNAT General Director Nguyen Van Tuan said the twocountries have always listed amongst the top ten tourist markets in Vietnam.

In 2017, Vietnam welcomedmore than 370,000 Australian visitors, up 15.5 percent year-on-year, while therespective figures for the first seven months of 2018 were 238,000 and 9.1percent. The demographic has tended towards staying for a long period of time,with a high and stable spending level. They choose Vietnam for its safety,friendliness, culture, and fast-growing economy.

Taking part in the event,Max Llewelyn from The Holiday and Travel magazine said he attended to find moreinformation on Vietnam’s tourism products, new hotels, and other services.

He said the event stillentertained him despite the fact that he has travelled to the country fourtimes.

Llewelyn said Australiansare interested in visiting Vietnam for its culture, food, history,entertainment activities, and relatively low costs.

According to Dinh Ngoc Duc,head of the VNAT marketing department, both Australia and New Zealand are amongthe key markets for Vietnam’s national tourism development and marketingstrategies.

He said it was the firstroadshow on Vietnamese tourism to cross five cities of the two biggestcountries in the Oceania, adding that the organising board received warmwelcome from Australian and New Zealand travel agencies everywhere theywent. 

According to him, manyVietnamese companies have met up with and discussed partnerships with theirAustralian and New Zealander peers.

Vietnam Airlines iscurrently operating direct flights between Sydney and Hanoi, as well as Ho ChiMinh City and Melbourne.

Source:VNA 

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