01/03/2019 09:31 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Free air tickets, accommodation offered to summit covering reporters

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and the Vinpearl resort company have announced they will provide free air tickets and hotel accommodation for journalists, both Vietnamese and foreign, covering the ongoing DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit Vietnam.

Accordingly, Vietnam Airlines, Vinpearl and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) will offer to each reporter either a free domestic air ticket of Vietnam Airlines and a two-night accommodation at Vinpearl’s five-star resorts in Hoi An, Phu Quoc and Nha Trang; or just free domestic air tickets.

Beneficiaries are all reporters holding event cards issued by the Foreign Ministry’s Information-Press Department.

The VNAT hopes that by inviting reporters from hundreds of nations and territories around the world to come and experience Vietnam’s best aviation service and five-star resorts, as well as see with their own eyes Vietnam’s land and people, it will help make a profound contribution to promote tourism.

Earlier, the Vietnam Railways said it provides free train tickets for foreign journalists who registered to cover the DPRK-USA Hanoi Summit Vietnam.

The VNAT launched free tours for foreign reporters which include the Hanoi city tour and trips to Café Hanoi, Bat Trang ceramics village, and UNESCO world heritage site Ha Long Bay arranged by the prestigious travel companies Hanoitourist and Saigontourist.

Similarly, the Hanoi Transport Management and Operation Centre requested local bus operators to offer free transport between February 25 and March 2 to domestic and foreign reporters covering the summit.

According to the Ministry of Information and Communications, there are about 3,000 foreign journalists of over 200 international agencies from 40 nations and territories worldwide, as well as crowds of local reporters covering the summit.

The second DPRK-USA Summit is considered an important political and external event of Vietnam in 2019, manifesting its foreign policy of “Vietnam is a friend and reliable partner of the international community.”-VNA/VNP