Viet Nam expects to greet 1 million Russian tourists in 2020
Update: Mar 19, 2018
The Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has coordinated with Vietnam Airlines, localities and enterprises to promote tourism products and tourist attractions at Moscow International Travel & Tourism (MITT) Exhibition in Russia.

The Viet Nam pavilion at the exhibition

Together with destinations favored by Russian tourists like Nha Trang, Phan Thiet and Phu Quoc; city tourism products, cultural experience tours, cruise and National Tourism Year 2018 in Ha Long-Quang Ninh are among events being promoted at the exhibition.

With the objective of luring high-end tourists from this market, Vietnam Airlines also introduced the launch of Boeing 787-9 Dreamliner scheduled to be put into operation from this March 27th. It one of the significant steps of Viet Nam’s aviation to gradually improve the quality of services and target the higher spending, longer staying customer segment.

Viet Nam Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to Russia Mr. Ngo Duc Manh, hailed the scale and quality of the Viet Nam pavilion at the exhibition and hoped the tourism sector would continue to intensify promotion activities in the market. In 2019, the country is expected to organize Viet Nam Year in Russia.

Earlier, on March 12th, a delegation of VNAT and localities visited and worked with the Vietnamese Embassy in Russia.

Russia ranks sixth among the biggest markets sending tourists to Viet Nam. In 2017, Viet Nam greeted 574,164 Russian tourists, a 32.3% rise from the previous year. With the current growth, the tourism sector expects to receive 1 million travelers from the market in 2020.