19/01/2016 14:42 GMT+7 Email Print Like 0

Vietnam boost tourism links with ASEAN, China, Japan, RoK

Hanoi, January 19 (VNA) – The Prime Minister has given the green light for the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) on enhancing tourism cooperation between ASEAN member states and China, Japan and the Republic of Korea (RoK).

With the Prime Minister’s approval, leader of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism will sign the MoU at the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2016 slated for January this year in the Philippines.

Last year, Vietnam welcomed nearly 8 million international holiday-makers, an increase of 0.9 percent from 2014’s figure. China became the largest tourism market of Vietnam with more than 1.78 million visitors, followed by the RoK with over 1.1 million vacationers.

As part of the efforts to enhance tourism links with regional countries, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism plans to cooperate with partners in Laos, Thailand and Cambodia to develop tourism products connecting famous tourist spots in those countries.