Central localities jointly promote tourism in Singapore

19-Oct-2019 Intellasia | The Saigon Times | 6:02 AM Print This Post

Tourism management agencies in Thua Thien-Hue, Danang and Quang Nam have teamed up to launch a tourism event on October 15 in Singapore, introducing popular destinations in the three central localities to international tourists.

The event is part of ITB Asia 2019, an international three-day trade show and convention for the tourism industry in Marina Bay Sands, Singapore.

Gathering nearly 100 participants who are representatives of tour operators, press and tourism officials of Singapore, the event was expected to help the three Vietnamese localities woo more Singaporeans and international tourists who have layovers in this island country, said Nguyen Thanh Hong, director of the Tourism Department of Quang Nam Province.

The three localities collaborated to become a preferred destination, offering three tourism product groups: the World Heritage Road, beach resorts and community-based ecotourism, Hong added.

To encourage more international visitors from Singapore to visit the region, new air routes connecting the two locations have been launched.

Nguyen Van Phuc, deputy director of Thua-Thien Hue Tourism Department, told the Saigon Times that local carriers, including the newly established Vietravel Airlines, Vinpearl Airlines and Kite Airs, have set up major tourism projects in the three localities.

Accordingly, they are also preparing to operate regular or chartered flights linking the Central region with Singapore and other large markets, Phuc added.

Speaking at the event, commercial counsellor Tran Thu Quynh, head of the Trade Office at the Vietnamese Embassy in Singapore, said that the number of visitors to the three localities would rise if more flights from Singapore and other nations to the Central region are launched.

With its diversity of tourism resources, the Central region has increasingly attracted Southeast Asian visitors who wish to experience the local culture and lifestyle, participate in cruise tourism or attend conferences, she said.



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