Ha Noi, Qatar Airways seek tourism development cooperation
Update: Oct 02, 2017
Ha Noi’s Department of Tourism has suggested Qatar Airways to coordinate with the city in promoting its tourism potentials.

Tran Duc Hai, Director of the Department of Tourism (standing), addresses the working session

Tran Duc Hai, Director of the Department of Tourism, said at a working session with representatives of the airline on September 29 that Ha Noi welcomes over 4 million foreign visitors each year. Currently, 24 international airlines are operating flights to Ha Noi-based Noi Bai International Airport.

Hai pledged that Ha Noi will help Qatar Airways promote its images, while creating optimal conditions for the airline to operate in Viet Nam.

For her part, Jeanie Jin, chief of the Qatar Airways Office in Ha Noi, said that the airline has run flights to 150 destinations across the globe.

She expressed hope that the launching of the Ha Noi-Doha direct air route will help boost tourism cooperation between Viet Nam and Qatar.

Nguyen Nhat Phuong, from travel firm Saigontourist, proposed that Qatar Airways loosen its regulations on group tours while cooperating with Vietnamese firms and offer ticket promotions to introduce new destinations and promote tourism.

The Ha Noi-Doha direct air route is scheduled to operate from January 2, 2018, which is expected to foster the Viet Nam-Qatar connectivity. Currently, flights between Viet Nam and Qatar have to transit in Bangkok.