Vietnam - India Cooperate in Special Innovative Tourism Model
Wedding destination has been a hot topic among travelers in the last few years and the world-class wedding of the famous Indian billionaire couple Rushang Shah and Kaabia Grewal in Phu Quoc (Vietnam) has been ranked as one of the 9 most anticipated weddings in India in 2019. The wedding was held in the 5-star hotel in Phu Quoc for a total of 4 days, with 500 to 700 guests.
|The world-class wedding of the famous Indian billionaire couple Rushang Shah and Kaabia Grewal in Phu Quoc (Vietnam) opened new tourism model cooperation for Vietnam and India. Photo: Vietnamnet|
Vietnam is a hot destination for Indian's couples
Recently, Vietnamese Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau said he was doing his best to persuade Indian billionaire Gautam Adani, the second richest man in Asia, to hold his son's wedding in Vietnam.
Vietnam's status will continue to be elevated to new heights in the Indian elite if another Indian billionaire couple hold wedding ceremony in Vietnam.
Mr. Pawan Mirchadani, Managing Director of wedding planning unit, India once said: "I have traveled to many countries around the world to organize a wedding. When I decided to hold this wedding in September 2019, We were surprised by the scenery and people here. This visit to Vietnam has completely changed the way Indians see Vietnam."
Hence, Vietnam has become an increasingly popular destination for Indian tourists with various types of tourism, including wedding tourism, beach resorts, cultural tourism, golf tourism and tourism. shopping tourism. India is also chosen by many Vietnamese tourists for the purpose of spiritual tourism, Buddhist tourism, medical tourism and many other attractive tourism resources.
In the last 5 years, travel between the two countries has escalated significantly. The two countries have applied e-visa for their citizens. Indigo and Vietjet airlines of the two countries have opened direct flights connecting 6 major cities and tourist destinations of the two countries (Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, Da Nang, New Delhi, Mumbai, Kolkata).
In the period 2016-2019, Indian visitors to Vietnam increased by an average of 25% per year and Vietnamese visitors to India increased by an average of 17% per year. In 2019, the exchange of visitors between the two countries has reached nearly 200,000. In which, Vietnamese tourists to India reached nearly 30,000 arrivals and Indian visitors to Vietnam reached about 170 thousand arrivals.
The two sides have expected that by 2022, the two-way passenger exchange between Vietnam and India will reach 500,000 times when there is a direct flight with about 5 hours of flight time.
Tourism cooperation between Vietnam and India has grown strongly over the years along with the development of the traditional friendship and comprehensive strategic partnership. In the context of the COVID-19 epidemic, India has always been a great support for Vietnam.
Implementing the Government-level Agreement on tourism cooperation signed in 2001, many cooperation and tourism promotion activities within the bilateral and multilateral framework have been in effect.
The program attracted the participation of agencies, associations, tourism businesses, hotels and airlines of the two countries, and received support and support from the Indian Embassy in Vietnam and vice versa.
VUFO and Indian embassy celebrate 50 Years of strong diplomatic relations
|Vice President - General Secretary of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) Phan Anh Son (right) received Ambassador of the Republic of India to Vietnam Pranay Verma (left). Photo: Valerie Mai/ VNT|
Vice President - General Secretary of the Vietnam Union of Friendship Organizations (VUFO) Phan Anh Son received Ambassador of the Republic of India to Vietnam Pranay Verma in Hanoi on Dec. 7 2021.
They met to discuss a series of activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and India (January 7, 1972 - January 7, 2022).
Phan Anh Son said VUFO highly appreciated the cooperation with India, not only on the occasion of the coming 50th anniversary but also in the past and future.
The Indian Ambassador thanked VUFO for cooperation and support in past friendship activities, and highly appreciated VUFO's initiative for the upcoming celebration.
VUFO and the Indian embassy affirmed their willingness to cooperate in holding activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary. The two sides agreed on hosting events to introduce and promote culture, enhance mutual understanding between the two peoples, step up communication activities, connect experts in many fields, and contribute to the development the cooperative and friendly bilateral relations.
|Delegates at the event. Photo: Valerie Mai/ VNT|
Vietnam and India's relation originates from cultural and religious exchanges from over 2000 years ago. The two countries' friendship and was built and nurtured by Vietnamese President Ho Chi Minh and Indian Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru in the 20th century. The two countries established a comprehensive strategic partnership in 2007.
Vietnam and India's relations have developed in many aspects over the past 50 years. The two countries regularly exchange high-level delegations, maintain good cooperation in many fields such as security, economy, trade, science, and technology. Bilateral trade turnover remains at a positive level, reaching US$ 10.68 billion in 2020 and nearly 11 billion in the first 10 months of 2021.
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