As scheduled, Vietnam travel agencies will participate in Guilin International Tourism Exhibition Fair on September 16th to 18th. The fair is expected to welcome some 800 tourism units from 50 countries and territories over the world and 16 Chinese provinces.
A road-show to introduce Vietnamese tourism and to meet with Chinese businesses and agencies will be held on October 16th to 22nd in three provinces of Hunan, Jiangxi and Fujian.
China is a main market for Vietnam tourism, accounting for one fourth (nearly 786,000 arrivals) of the international tourists to Vietnam in the first seventh months of this year.
This year has seen a decline in Vietnam tourism promotion programs in China; however, this market grew 53.5 per cent, mainly for destinations in northern and central regions. Chartered flights have brought tourists from Kumming, Guangzhou and Shanghai to Da Nang and some spots in Thua Thien-Hue and Quang Nam provinces.
Unfortunately, the number of Chinese tourists to Ho Chi Minh City by air has dropped significantly.
Last week, Tourism Association of Quang Ninh Province established a 27-member club to receive Chinese tourists through the Mong Cai Border Gate. Members of the club will design and carry out various activities in order to improve tour quality to avoid price competitiveness.