On August 28, 2019, the Vietnamese Embassy in India collaborated with VFS Global to organize a Tourism Promotion Conference to Vietnam (Vietnam Tourism Promotion Roadshow). This is the largest tourism promotion activity in 2019 organized by the Embassy in India.
Attending the Conference were leaders of the Tourism Association and nearly 200 Indian travel, hotel and aviation businesses. Nearly 30 delegates, representatives of nearly 15 major travel companies and hotels of Vietnam, also attended the tourist promotion event.
Speaking at the Conference, Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau affirmed that tourism and people-to-people exchange is one of the pillars of the Vietnam-India Comprehensive Strategic Partnership, contributing to the enhancement of knowledge and mutual trust between the two countries. The Ambassador also presented about the potentials and advantages of Vietnam tourism in fields ranging from resort tourism, seminars, golf, medical treatment, filming, wedding destination; policies to encourage and facilitate tourism development of the Vietnamese Government; initiatives and solutions to promote tourism and people-to-people exchanges.
On this occasion, the Ambassador announced 02 direct flights including routes of IndiGo Airlines of Kolkata - Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City starting from October 3, 2019; and direct flight of VietJet Air with Ho Chi Minh City - Delhi route from December 6, 2019 and Hanoi - Delhi route from December 7, 2019. The Ambassador believed that, with the long-standing tradition, the similarity of cultural values such as Cham culture in the Central region of the South of Viet Nam and the spirituality of Buddhism, the direct flight route would be the effective solution to connect not only people – to - people, tourism, but also in the fields of economy, trade and investment.
VFS Global representative presented about the potential of Indian tourism, said that many tourists are interested in direct flights and learn about Vietnam tourism; Believing that in the future, Vietnam tourism can fully compete with other Southeast Asian countries such as Thailand and Singapore to become the the destination for tens of millions of Indian tourists. On this occasion, VFS also expressed its desire to continue cooperation with the Embassy in consulting and procedures for Indian tourists coming to Vietnam.
Vietnamese travel and hotel companies presented the potential of Vietnam tourism, current tours, hotel services and travel procedures, and reasonable options for each object visitors. Companies also conduct meetings and consultations with partners (B2B). The registration desk working between Indian travel companies and Vietnamese partners is always full of people interested, a number of agreements were reached between Vietnamese and Indian partners right at the Conference.
The businesses of the two countries highly appreciated the efforts of the Vietnamese Embassy in India in connecting businesses, organizing this promotion event in a large and methodical manner, creating a forum for businesses to meet, explore opportunities, potentials and promote tourism between the two countries.