North central tourism boosted

by PV30 November 2016 Last updated at 17:26 PM

Elephant Waterfall in Thanh Hoa
Elephant Waterfall in Thanh Hoa - An event to introduce the tourism potential of six of Vietnam's central provinces was held in Thai capital of Bangkok and Udonthani city from November 22-26.

The event was jointly organised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Nghe An People's Committee and the Thailand Tourism Authority. This was an opportunity for managers and businesses of the two countries to exchange experiences and investment co-operation in promoting tours and tourism products.

More than 100 thousand Thailand visitors came to Vietnam in the first 10 months of this year, up nearly 31% compare to the same period last year. This figure will rise in the coming years as tourists have more options.

Compared with other provinces, Nghe An was less affected during the marine environmental incident. However, the number of visitors fell by 50% over the previous year. In order to boost tourism, the province has opened Vinh - Bangkok direct flights to increase the number of tourists who travel by air, combined with land route tours. Vietjet Air airline now has 3 daily flights from Bangkok to HCM City, 1 to Hanoi, and 3 flights per week to Haiphong.

Apart from introducing the tourism products of six northern-central provinces to 20 North-eastern Thai provinces, a charter flight from Udon Thani city to Vinh will be opened in the coming time.

Some 100 to 150 thousand Thai tourists travel to north central region every year, making Thailand an essential market for tourism there. If good promotion and new products are implemented, the country's north central provinces will benefit from increased tourism.

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