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Vietnam tourism promoted in Japan

Update: 25-03-2023 | 16:13:36

A workshop on Vietnamese tourism and carriers, co-hosted by Vietnam Airlines and travel operator Thien Minh Group (TMG), took place in Tokyo on March 24, gathering 80 travel companies and airlines from both nations.


In his remarks, Ngo Sy Anh, General Manager of Vietnam Airlines branch in Japan, affirmed the importance of the Japanese market to the company.


Before the pandemic, the airline ran 68 flights every week to connect four major cities of Japan to Vietnam’s Hanoi, Ho Chi Minh City, and Da Nang. In 2019, it carried 1.6 million passengers on these routes. With the Vietnamese Government deciding to resume regular international flights from January 1 last year, Vietnam Airlines is now operating 42 flights linking the countries.


At the event, participating Vietnamese travel, accommodation companies and carriers introduced Vietnam’s potential and attractive sites to their Japanese peers. The sides exchanged views on cooperation orientations to capitalise on opportunities stemming from the nations’ post-pandemic recovery.


In an interview on the sidelines of the event to the Vietnam News Agency, Sayuri Hiroi, Business Development Manager at the TMG, said Vietnam is a safe nation of charming destinations and fantastic food.


Meanwhile, Masahiko Inada, head of the outbound tourism promotion division at the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), said that Vietnam Airlines' increase of flight frequency will contribute to boosting the number of tourists from Vietnam to Japan and vice versa./.


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