Vietnam and Canada enjoy a large room for their tourism and travel companies to
cooperate, with the 250,000-strong Vietnamese community living, working and
studying in Canada serving as a bridge linking the two countries, watchers have
During the ongoing Montreal
International Tourism and Travel Show which started on October 19, they further
said that tourism development creates an important chance helping connect the
enterprises now that Vietnam is Canada’s largest trade partner in the
Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN).
Watchers also held that
Vietnam is a dynamic and modern country with many attractions, having experienced
changes but still kept its traditionality. They affirmed that coming to
Vietnam, visitors will feel amused and surprised with the beauty of the land
and people here.
This is the second time the Vietnamese
Embassy has taken part in the Montreal International Tourism and Travel Show
which attracted over 400 entities from about 100 countries all over the world.
Publications distributed from Vietnam’s pavilion at the show brief visitors of
the beauty of the country as well as its tourism potential and strength. The
participation is described as helping improve Canadian visitors’ knowledge on
Vietnam’s culture and open up many chances for the bilateral people-to-people
A representative of the Hanh
Travel company said many Canadian people want to visit Vietnam, and rated the
country as the most excellent in Southeast Asia.
Tourism has been taken as
one of the key economic sectors of Vietnam, and developing tourism is a
strategic orientation. In the first eight months of this year, over 10.4
million foreigners visited Vietnam, an increase of 22.8 percent over the same
period last year. However, the figure of tourists from Canada is still modest,
only 104,057 in the first eight months of this year and 138,242 for the whole
of last year.-VNA