Representatives of dozens of foreign media agencies in Viet Nam will attend a press conference in Hanoi and start a trans-Viet Nam journey to explore the country’s tourism potential.
Correspondents from such countries and territories as the Republic of Korea, France, Indonesia, and Taiwan, will make fact-finding tours of major tourist destinations in Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Danang, Khanh Hoa, Tien Giang and other provinces.
The programme, to be co-organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, and the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, is part of activities to introduce Viet Namese tourism to the world.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism reveals the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism expects to receive an additional 12 foreign media and travel agencies in the remaining six months of the year to discover Viet Nam’s tourism potential.
A number of travel agencies in Japan are organising an independent tour of Viet Nam in late July with the participation of some top Japanese leading tourism companies.
The General Statistics Office (GSO) has announced the total number of international visitors to Viet Nam dipped in June, largely attributable to a one month drop of 29.5% in the number of Chinese tourists,
According to the GSO, the country welcomed 4.3 million international visitors in the first six months of 2014, nearly 21.1% higher than last year’s figure. Of the total, 1.1 million were Chinese visitors.