Vietnam’s tourism promoted in Switzerland’s Zurich
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Vietnam’s tourism promoted in Switzerland’s Zurich

Economy, Vietnam, Vietnam Finance News

VNA
Thursday, June 21, 2018 – 21:52:00 Print

In Vietnam (Source: Choice) 
Geneva (VNA) – The Vietnam tourism promotion programme was launched in Zurich, the
leading economic and financial centre in the northeast of Switzerland on June
20.

Over 100
representatives from Swiss and European tourism and economic cooperation
development agencies attended the event, which was co-hosted by the Vietnam
National Administration of Tourism, the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines
and the Embassy of Vietnam in Switzerland.

Speaking at
the event, General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
Nguyen Van Tuan affirmed that Vietnam has been known as an increasingly
attractive destination for tourists and international friends thanks to its cultural
and natural diversity, and local hospitality.

Vietnam
welcomed 13 million foreign tourists in 2017, up 30 percent from 2016. Over
33,000 of them were from Switzerland, marking an annual rise of over 5 percent,
he said.

He added
that the event aims to increase Swiss tourist arrivals to Vietnam in the near
future.

Marc
Townsend, Chairman of the Vietnam Committee under the Swiss-Asian Chamber of
Commerce shared his real-life experiences in living and working in Vietnam,
affirming that Vietnam remains a leading destination in Southeast Asia.

A Vietnam
Airlines representative took the occasion to introduce its European market
expansion plan.

Switzerland’s
Edelweiss Air also talked about its plan to open a direct flight route linking
Zurich with Ho Chi Minh City in November.

Participants
were also entertained with Vietnamese puppetry and music shows at the
event.-VNA

QBCA

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