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APEC 2017 offers opportunities for Vietnam to foster tourism

Delegates during a APEC High Level Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Tourism (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – Vietnam has soon seized each event to promote
tourism as a republic is hosting the Asia-Pacific Economic Cooperation
(APEC) Year 2017, pronounced an official.

Tourism has
been deliberate a pivotal cause in selecting venues and bulletin for a APEC Year
2017 events, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Huynh Vinh Ai pronounced during a press discussion hold during a finish of a APEC High
Level Policy Dialogue on Sustainable Tourism in northeastern Quang Ninh
province on Jun 19.

The dialogue
and a Technical Workshop on Sustainable Tourism organized within the
framework of a initial APEC Senior Officials Meeting (SOM 1) in a central
coastal range of Khanh Hoa in February, are among initiatives put onward by
Vietnam to minister to boosting tourism team-work among APEC member
economies while responding to a International Year of Sustainable Tourism for
Development set by a United Nations, he stressed.

Tourism
development will continue be enclosed in a arriving APEC events, particularly
in a horizon of a APEC Economic Leaders Meeting, that is scheduled to
take place in a executive city of Da Nang in November.

The 10 venues
to horde APEC Year 2017 events are those with eminent tourism attractions and
cultural values opposite a nation, including Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Ninh Binh, Thua
Thien Hue, Quang Nam, Da Nang, Khanh Hoa, Can Tho and Ho Chi Minh City.

The deputy
minister remarkable that during a executive APEC 2017 events, Vietnam has introduced
the images of a people, landscapes, informative values and high-end
infrastructure comforts to participating general delegates.

Besides, the
tourism zone has also organized countless activities to boost interactions
between APEC representatives and internal communities such as giveaway tours to popular
destinations, charity souvenirs, print exhibitions, among others, he added. 

Vietnam has
regularly and actively participated in mostly all critical activities of APEC
tourism team-work with APEC member economies. To date, Vietnam has exempted
entry visa for 9 member economies and implemented electronic visas for three
other economies, formulating enlightened conditions for travelers.

In 2016, top
ten source tourism markets of Vietnam are APEC member economies. Vietnam
welcomed a record series of 10 million general visitors in a year,
including over 8.1 million unfamiliar tourists, or 81 percent from APEC
economies, including China, Russia, Japan, Australia, a Republic of Korea and
the US.-VNA

Article source: http://en.vietnamplus.vn/apec-2017-offers-opportunities-for-vietnam-to-promote-tourism/113542.vnp

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