Bui Viet Thuy Tien, managing director of Asian Trails, said some 12 travel agencies from Brazil, Chile and Argentina would travel across Vietnam in eight days to explore travel services, tourist sites, hotels and entertainment sites in Vietnam.
According to the firm’s partners, there are more tourists in Latin America paying attention to destinations in Vietnam, and thus sales agents want to study Vietnam’s tourism services.
“The number of travel agencies visiting Vietnam in September has yet to be finalized, but there will be at least 12 firms. We have only started welcoming tourists from Latin America but development potential is deemed great,” Tien said.
According to Tien, local travel firms will enjoy more advantages of developing the Latin American markets thanks to the easier transport and affordable airfares. Currently, to visit Vietnam from Latin America, tourists can take flights of Singapore Airlines or Qatar Airways, and other Middle East’s airlines such as Emirates and Etihad Airways will also open flights to Vietnam.
“The easier transport and airfares being more competitive have facilitated tourists. We only had hundreds of tourists last year, but the market is promising and we have started to carry out marketing activities,” she said.
Asian Trails is also in cooperation with Vietnam Airlines to organize a special tour to get acquainted with some ten travel agencies from France this month.