Vietnam’s Tourism Promoted at Travel Show in Canada
|The Vietnam exhibition booth is interesting to many international friends because of the information and vivid images about people and beautiful life. Interesting types of tourism and lively destinations are prominently introduced to help visitors better understand the enthusiasm and hospitality of Vietnamese people. Photo: VNA|
The Vietnamese Embassy in Canada in April organized activities to promote the images of the Vietnamese country, people, and tourism at the Ottawa Travel and Vacation Show, VNA reported Sunday.
The event is among the activities to celebrate the 50th anniversary of diplomatic relations between Vietnam and Canada.
It’s also the first major event that Canada has organized in Ottawa since the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic.
More than 150 representatives from embassies, international travel agencies, and travel service operators attended the event, which aims to show the importance and value of tourism products and services now, especially after the pandemic.
Visitors to the show are provided with information about more than 60 international destinations and dozens of Canadian attractions.
Vietnam and Canada are witnessing fruitful relations, especially in the economic field, with their two-way trade value reaching CAD 11 billion (USD 8.31 billion).
Currently, the two sides maintain people-to-people and economic exchanges through associations and organizations such as the Canada-Vietnam Friendship Association or the Vietnam-Canada Business Association.
In January, the Canada-Vietnam Friendship Society (CVFS) organized a virtual seminar on the nations’ 50 years of diplomatic and cooperative ties (1973-2023), attracting the participation of Canadian scholars, international friends, and Vietnamese expatriates.
Steve Rutchinski, a member of the CVFS, unveiled the society’s plan to hold a series of virtual forums to foster the Vietnam-Canada ties this year. Their topics are set to cover Vietnam’s successful poverty eradication campaign, social programs, and its journey to claim justice for 40,000 AO/dioxin victims.
Participants took the occasion to discuss the Southeast Asian country’s important position in Canada's Indo-Pacific strategy, as well as measures to promote bilateral relations.
Vietnam’s tourism holds a lot of potential for development, especially in the context of new favorable factors, according to an article published on the website of Lianhe Zaobao newspaper.
The article quoted Suan Teck Kin, Executive Director of Global Economics and Markets Research of Singapore-based United Overseas Bank (UOB), as saying that the "bright spot" for the Southeast Asian economy this year is the tourism sector, as well as related services such as accommodation, catering, retail, transport, and entertainment.
The number of tourists to Vietnam in the first two months of this year was at an encouraging level, showing a bright prospect for the tourism and service sectors in Vietnam.
In addition, the Vietnamese government is proposing to extend the validity of e-visas to 90 days from the current 30 days and increase the duration of temporary residence at the border gate for people entering the country under the visa exemption categories from 15 days to 45 days.
It is also preparing to relax tourist entry rules to attract more foreign tourists.
All these factors would bring a "golden opportunity" for Vietnamese tourism to develop and increase its competitiveness, wrote the article.
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