Viet Nam tourism promoted in Italy
Update: Oct 05, 2018
A tourism promotion event, titled “A Soulful Viet Nam”, opened in the northern Italian city of Milan on October 3, with dozens of travel agencies in attendance.  

Ha Long Bay in Quang Ninh province

As part of a programme organised by the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism to promote Viet Nam tourism in Western Europe, the event introduced Viet Nam’s tourism products and support policies. Popular destinations, including Ha Long Bay, Hue imperial citadel, Hoi An ancient town and Phong Nha – Ke Bang cave system were presented alongside Viet Nam’s culture and cuisine.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, Vietnamese Ambassador to Italy Cao Chinh Thien said effective tourism development benefits companies, people and the economy of a country.

The diplomat pledged the embassy’s support to enhance Viet Nam – Italy tourism cooperation.

The number of European tourists to Viet Nam last year reached about 13 million, accounting for 15 percent of total foreign visitors to the nation. The figure for Italian tourists was 58,000, up 13.2 percent year on year.

The Vietnamese Government has decided to extend its visa exemption policy for citizens of five Western Europe countries – the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain - from July 1, 2018 to June 30, 2020.