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Asian cities join tourism exhibition in Hanoi

Member cities of the Council for the Promotion of Tourism in Asia (CPTA) are promoting their potentials at a tourism exhibition, which opened at the Ly Thai To flower garden in Hanoi’s downtown on September 8.

Stalls run by Tokyo, Kuala Lumpur, Taipei, Manila, Jakarta, and Hanoi, feature images on their local charms and cultural-experience activities. Air tickets with attracting prices to these locations are also on offer.

Speaking at the opening ceremony, President of the CPTA Yuji Fujita said CPTA members gather on an annual basis to put forth ideas and conduct tourism promotion activities together.

He hoped Hanoi residents and tourists to the event can find useful information on the destinations they are looking forward to visit.

Tran Duc Hai, Director of the Hanoi Tourism Department, said the exhibition fosters connectivity and experience exchanges for the development of sustainable tourism.

The 2-day event is held on the sidelines of the CPTA’s 16th meeting, which is taking place in Hanoi from September 6-9. This is the fourth time that Hanoi has hosted the meeting.

The CPTA gathers the state tourism management agencies of 10 Asian cities, namely Tokyo (Japan), Bangkok (Thailand), New Delhi (India), Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia), Jakarta (Indonesia), Seoul (Republic of Korea), Taipei (Taiwan), Metropolitan Manila (Philippines), Tomsk (Russia), and Hanoi.