Deputy PM Dam affirms sustainable tourism development
Update: May 15, 2015
Viet Nam pursues sustainable tourism development in accordance with environmental protection and promotes traditional cultural values and local livelihood, Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam stated.
Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam being interviewed by ABC News
reporter Ginger Zee

The leader joined a live interview on May 13 with the US ABC News programme ‘Good Morning America’ to introduce Viet Nam’s tourism features.

Deputy PM Dam mentioned the nation’s socio-economic development strategies, sustainable tourism and the contributions of tourism to economic growth and incomes of local people.

He also expressed his gratitude to ABC News for choosing Viet Nam for its special programme. The deputy PM presented the appeal of Vietnam’s culture, landscapes and hospitability, expecting that Viet Nam will receive more international visitors in the future.

In the popular morning talk show ‘Good Morning America’ broadcast live from Son Doong in central Quang Binh province, ABC News introduced viewers to Son Doong cave – the largest cave in the world – as well as a number of other tourist attractions in Viet Nam.

A live ‘Good Morning America’ feed from inside the Son Doong cave allowed many viewers in the US to see its sheer size and intricate beauty

In addition to the beauty of the cavern system deep in the remote jungle, the culture and daily life of local Quang Binh people appeared in the special programme. It was a rare occasion for the popular programme to be broadcast live outside of the US.

Earlier, renowned reporter Ginger Zee and her team took a seaplane trip to Ha Long to introduce Viet Nam’s famous landmark to US audiences in a report aired on May 12.

With over 40 years of broadcasting experience, ‘Good Morning America’ is one of the most watched programmes in the US and around the world with about 6 million subscribers and 60 million followers on the Internet.

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