The Vietnamese Embassy in coordination with the Czech Republic Ministry of Regional Development (MRD) held a Vietnam Tourism Day on October 18 in Prague to introduce the country’s tourism opportunities to Czech management agencies, travel agents and people.
At an opening ceremony of the ‘Vietnam –Endless beauty’ photo exhibition, Vietnamese Ambassador Ho Minh Tuan said that the two countries have potential to further promote tourism cooperation to mutually benefit their people.
The exhibition helps Czech people gain a better understanding of Vietnam – the country with an imposing landscape and more than 4,000-year old culture, said Mr Tuan.
Visitors to the exhibition can also learn about Vietnam’s land, people, sea, and islands through more than 100 photos, and enjoy art performances presented by Vietnamese artists in the Czech Republic.
Representatives from the MRD and 80 travel agents of the Czech Republic were also supplied with information packs on tourism potential, tourism development policies, and attractive destinations in Vietnam at a seminar within the framework of the Day.
Vietnamese trade counsellor Tran Hiep Thuong said nearly 10 million Czech people spend holiday abroad annually, yet only 5,000 choose Vietnam.
He attributed the small number of Czech visitors to the vast distance, no direct flights between the nations, and a lack of information about tourism in Vietnam. The Vietnam Tourism Day in the Czech Republic was organized to overcome these disadvantages, he said.VOV