Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — Travel companies from Việt Nam and China held a conference yesterday in Hà Nội to discuss strategies to promote mutual co-operation in tourism and bring more tourists to each other’s market.
The event was organised by the Fujian Provincial Tourism Development Commission and the Hà Nội Department of Tourism.
Lin Yu, director of the Market Development Office (under the commission), said Việt Nam was an attractive destination for Chinese tourists and more and more travellers from Fujian wanted to visit Đà Nẵng, Nha Trang and HCM City.
“Việt Nam and China share a border and friendship,” he said. “With similar culture and customs, it is easy to share experiences and increase co-operation.”
“Through the meeting, we want to boost mutual co-operation, bringing more tourists to Việt Nam and Fujian.”
Particularly, tourism agents will design new tours which are suitable for Vietnamese tourists.
Representatives from Chinese travel companies promoted some beauty spots and attractive tours in Fujian, including Wuyi Mountain, Zhaixia Grand Canyon and Maritime Silk Road.
Phan Huy Cường from the Hà Nội Department of Tourism said currently there was no direct flight from Hà Nội to Fujian. Tourists from Hà Nội could reach Fujian by flying to Nanning and Guangzhou.
“In the near future, we will collaborate with airlines to set up direct flights between Hà Nội and Fujian to save time for travellers,” he said.
“New flights planned include ones from Đà Nẵng and Nha Trang to Fuzhou and vice versa.”
Cường revealed that Việt Nam received 670,000 tourists from Fujian last year. — VNS