Viet Nam – India Tourism Promotion Meet in Bengaluru, India on 18th March 2024

On March 18, 2024, the Viet Nam Embassy in India organized a tourism promotion meet in Bangalore, Karnataka, India. The meeting was attended by 60 tour operators from Karnataka, and 05 tourism and service companies from Viet Nam (Viettravel, Vietjet Air, Trek Asia Travel, HA Travel, Asia DMC…).

Speaking at the event, Ambassador of Viet Nam to India Nguyen Thanh Hai highly appreciated the attention and participation of Indian and Vietnamese businesses. He emphasized that promoting tourism is a priority in the diplomatic work of the Viet Nam Embassy in India; Viet Nam has many famous scenic spots, cultural heritages recognized by UNESCO, and cultural works that have exchanges with ancient Indian culture, which are attractive points for tourists. Ambassador expressed his joy that Viet Nam is becoming a popular destination for Indian tourists with diverse tourism categories, from resorts, weddings, conferences, golf, adventure…; In 2023, India was one of the top 10 markets sending tourists to Vietnam with 392,000 visitors. Ambassador Hai also believes that with Viet Nam’s convenient e-visa system and the increasing number of direct flights between the two countries (from about 60 flights/ week now), tourism and people-to-people exchange between the two countries will increase significantly in the coming time. He hopes that travel agencies in Karnataka will continue to pay attention to and increase their chances of tapping into the Vietnamese market. At the same time, Vietnamese travel agencies will pay more attention to the Indian market. The Ambassador believes that the number of Indian tourists to Viet Nam will soon reach 1 million.

At the event, representatives of many tourism companies said that more and more Indian tourists want to come to Viet Nam, and those in Karnataka will increase investment in the Vietnamese market. Many opinions expressed the hope that airlines of the two countries will soon open direct flights from Bangalore to big cities in Viet Nam. Some delegates also asked about the procedures related to e-visa. On this occasion, tourism brands of Viet Nam and Karnataka exchanged information with each other about business cooperation opportunities in tourism in the coming time.