Paris conference seeks to help revive tourism links between Vietnam and France | Travel

Vietnamese Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang addresses the Paris conference on June 21. (Photo: VNA)

Paris (VNA) – Thien Minh Group and Vietnamese airlines held a conference in Paris on June 21 to strengthen trade and tourism ties between Vietnam and France after the COVID-19 pandemic was brought under control.

Vietnam’s Ambassador to France Dinh Toan Thang said the Southeast Asian country has long been an attractive destination for French tourists, and the full resumption of international flights since March 15 has led to a increasing number of arrivals in Vietnam.

Reviving tourism is currently a major priority for Vietnam in order to contribute to post-pandemic economic recovery and growth, he said, noting that following the government’s decision to fully restart trade and tourism activities, a large number of international tourists, especially French and other Europeans, are showing their intention to revisit Vietnam.

Pham Thi Nguyet, acting head of Vietnam Airlines’ marketing division, said the national airline is taking the initiative to restore international flights and plans to resume all of its domestic and international flight networks in 2023.

Vietnam Airlines wants to join domestic and foreign travel companies in attracting tourists to Vietnam, she said, adding that she still sees France as one of the five key markets.

Elodie Courzadet, director of business development at the Thien Minh Groupsaid the company, which provides experience tourism and hospitality services in Asia, has received many orders and bookings for the holiday season.

Everything is now in place, she continued, adding that she believed that the number of visitors by the end of this year could still be lower than in 2019, before the pandemic hit, but will gradually increase. from 2023, and the outlook is promising. .

The Paris conference was part of a series of events organized by Thien Minh, Vietnam Airlines and partners to promote Vietnamese tourism abroad.

Previous events have taken place in London (UK), Singapore, Frankfurt (Germany), San Francisco (USA), Tokyo and Osaka (Japan) and Seoul (Republic of Korea). The last destination of these activities is Sydney (Australia)./.

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