Vietnam eyes Indian tourist market
INDIA (eTN) - Vietnam has become the latest country to tap the growing Indian outbound market and wants the numbers to grow from the present 30,000 a year.
INDIA (eTN) – Vietnam has become the latest country to tap the growing Indian outbound market and wants the numbers to grow from the present 30,000 a year.
The SE country held a gala evening in Delhi on November 26 to tell the travel trade that Vietnam was ready with the products to cater to the Indian market, be it holiday and MICE, or weddings and honeymoons.
The recent launch of direct flights by Jet Airways has helped improve connectivity, and the soon-to-be-launched flights by Vietnam Airlines would further boost this, Ambassador Ton Sinh Thanh told the industry leaders.
He said that it was time that the travel trade look at increasing tourism travel between the two countries.
Dinh Van Thang, of the large Vietravel, said that they have attractive packages to cater to the requirements of the tourists.
Tour packages and special tours are possible, he said.
Girish Shankar, Additional Secretary, Ministry of Tourism, government of India, suggested that like India, Vietnam also introduce Visa on Arrival for tourists.
Vietnam, which went through a lot of problems because of wars, is today a vibrant country – this is the message the officials and travel industry gave to the Indian industry.