The Vietnamese government has invested 4 trillion
VND in building infrastructure for the tourism industry, a Vietnamese tourism
senior official said at a talk to promote Vietnam’s image in Germany.
Mr. Nguyen Manh Cuong, Deputy Director General of the Vietnam National
Administration of Tourism, met with representatives of travel companies owned by
Germans and Vietnamese expats in Germany on August 29 and 30.
Introducing the country’s tourism potential, sightseeing wonders, and prominent
tangible and intangible cultural heritages, Cuong also presented special
programmes that the tourism industry launched on Hanoi’s 1,000 th founding
He expressed his hope that tourism cooperation between German and Vietnamese
travel companies would be boosted so Germany can eclipse France in terms of the
number of tourists coming to Vietnam.
Present at the talks, Vietnamese Ambassador to Germany Do Hoa Binh noted that
the growing ties between the two countries have provided conditions for the
development of bilateral cooperation in a wide range of fields, including
He pledged to create improved conditions for German travel companies to do
business with Vietnam.
For their part, many participants urged the Vietnamese tourism industry to equip
more tour guides with the German language, along with professional skills and
rich cultural knowledge, in order to lure more German visitors.
In 2009, the Vietnamese tourism industry contributed 5 billion USD to the State
budget, generating jobs for 1.3 million people and helping to eradicate poverty.