TRAVEL GAZETTE – An international travel expo – with the attendance of 300 Vietnamese and foreign travel companies from 18 countries and regions will take place in September in Vietnam.
Themed “Your Gateway to Tourism in Asia” – the expo is attracting travel firms from various countries including China, Japan, Thailand, Laos, Myanmar, Britain and the United States.
Vietnam welcomed roughly 8.5 million international arrivals in the first eight months of 2017 – up 29.7 percent year-on-year.
The highest growth of 51.4 percent was in the number of visitors from China, followed by South Korea and Russia, said the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
Tourism is important in Vietnam. For backpackers, culture and nature lovers, beach-lovers, military soldiers and veterans, Vietnam has become a new tourist destination in Southeast Asia.
Local and international tour operators offer tours to ethnic minority groups, walking and bicycle tours, photography tours, kayak trips and multi-country trips in particular with neighboring Cambodia, Laos and Thailand. Foreign tourists have been able to travel freely in the country since 1997.