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Travel agents attend Berlin expo

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DA NANG (VNS)- Vietnamese travel agencies will participate in the International Trade Show Berlin (ITB) in the German capital from March 6-10, a source from the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) told Viet Nam News yesterday.

The source said the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and 25 travel companies will attend to the world’s leading travel trade show with the aim of attracting long haul travellers from Germany and other European countries with direct flights.

According to VNAT, the country receives 100,000 German tourists yearly, and the figure increases year after year.

A tour operator from a Ha Noi-based travel agency, Nguyen Hung, said his company had launched its website for the German speaking market. “We target to attract tourists from Germany and German speaking countries such as Austria and Switzerland in 2013-14. We have opened our representative offices in Berlin, London, Paris, California and Sydney to boost sales.”

Hung added that his company would also offer a nine-day familiarisation trip to Viet Nam at the ITB. – VNS

By vivian