A ceremony to introduce Vietnam’s tourism potential was held in
Moscow on September 22 as part of a series of activities marking the Vietnam
Culture Days festival in Russia.
The event was co-organised by the Vietnam Administration of Tourism (VAT) and
the Vietnamese embassy in Russia.
Addressing the opening ceremony, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang
Tuan Anh highlighted the traditional friendship and comprehensive cooperation
between Vietnam and Russia in all fields, especially in the field of tourism.
Mr. Anh emphasised that Russia has always taken the lead in the number of
tourists to Vietnam in recent years, especially last year, when 82,000 Russians
visited the country. The Government of Vietnam has always created favourable
conditions to develop the industry and signed tourism related agreements with
Russia, which have laid a firm legal foundation for travel companies’
Mr. Anh expressed his belief that the ceremony will offer an opportunity for
both Russian and Vietnamese companies to learn more about tourism products and
to generally strengthen tourism activities across all markets for both nations.
Deputy Head of the Russian National Tourist Office, Grigori Xarisvili said that
apart from advantages in developing tourism, Vietnam is also member of
international organisations such as UNWTO, ASEAN, and APEC. Therefore, in the
coming time, Vietnam is likely to become one of the most visited nations in
South East Asia.
He emphasised that Vietnam is a beautiful nation with friendly and hospitable
people which has made remarkable changes in economic development, tourism and
infrastructure. He added that the event will be a perfect opportunity for all
Russian travel agents and visitors to come to Vietnam. He expressed his belief
that with the robust development of Vietnam’s economy, there will be more and
more Vietnamese tourists visiting Russia in the future.
At the ceremony, Russian friends also watched a documentary film to introduce
Vietnam’s beautiful landscapes and learn about its tourism policies. In
addition, they will hear solutions in tourism activities in Vietnam and enjoy
the country’s traditional dishes and a music performance imbued with national