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Vietnamese tourist office opens in Japan
A tourism representative office for Vietnam will open in the Japanese capital Tokyo in December, according to the Vietnam Tourism Association.
The association will also establish a business club organising tours to Japan to promote Vietnam-Japan tourism and to protect the two countries’ interests in this sector.
Nearly 100,000 Vietnamese visitors are expected to visit Japan in 2013, almost double the amount of 2012, according to Janpan tourism agency figures.
Meanwhile, over 450,000 Japanese tourists are expected to visit Vietnam , up 5.1 percent year-on-year, according to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism data.
Promoting maritime tourism promoted
According to the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), the world’s tourism development strategy till 2020 has the tendency to develop the Far East, including Viet Nam.
The cruise ships tourism generated more cash than other tourist types by 30-40%.
In the future, travel agencies need to exploit cruise ship tourism in such crucial markets as the North America, Europe, Australia and China through enhancing tourist promotion and advertisement programs.
Cruise ship tourism is expected to help Viet Nam fulfill the goal of receiving 7.5 million foreign visitors by 2020.
Jetstar Pacific offers additional 28,000 tickets for Tet
Low-cost carrier Jetstar Pacific Airlines will offer 28,000 extra tickets to meet traveler demand during the coming Tet holiday season.
Travel demand is expected to rise sharply 40 days before and after Tet, on routes from South to North on January 12-31 and from North to South from February 1-20.
Tickets are being sold from October 9 at www.jetstar.com, and Jetstar Pacific agents and ticket offices throughout the country. Passengers can use credit cards, domestic debit cards (ATM), or Internet Banking Services with banks that are partners of Jetstar Pacific for payment within 24 hours.
This is the second ticket selling phase by the carrier. Earlier, Jetstar Pacific had sold 136,000 seats for the Tet holiday season, including 14,000 seats during peak days.
Foreign arrivals in Hanoi shoot up by 20 percent
The number of foreign visitors to Hanoi in the first nine months of this year amounted to 1.9 million, a year-on-year increase of 20 percent and representing 35 percent of all international arrivals in Vietnam.
Up to 1.4 million foreign visitors were from China, rising by 37 percent from a year earlier. It was followed by the Republic of Korea and Japan, said the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
In the first eight months of 2013, Vietnam welcomed around 4.9 million international tourists, up 7.9 percent year-on-year. They mainly came from Russia (up by 63.1 percent), China (33.1 percent), Indonesia (25.6 percent), Thailand (24.2 percent) and New Zealand (21.9 percent).-
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