At the tourism promotion programme in Moscow (Source: VNA)

Moscow (VNA) – Vietnam’s tourism sector aims to welcome one million Russian visitors by 2020, said Deputy Director General of the Vietnam National Tourism Administration Nguyen Quoc Hung.

The sector also targets to lure at least 400,000 Russian holidaymakers this year, Hung said at a tourism promotion programme in Moscow on February 24.

The event was jointly organized by the Vietnam National Tourism Administration (VNAT), the Vietnam Tourism Association (VTA), the Department of Tourism in Hanoi, and the Russian National Tourist Office and the Russian Tourism Association.

President of the Russian Tourism Association Sergey Agafonov highlighted Vietnam’s tourism potential and the possibility of increasing Russian visitors to Vietnam.

During the event, Russian tourism agencies looked at incentives for Russian tourists in Vietnam.

Vietnamese tourism service providers introduced a tourism website in Russian, as well as promotions and tourism packages.

Vice President of the Vietnam Tourism Association Vu The Binh said the number of tourists is yet to meet the two nations’ potential.

The Association has worked with numerous relevant bodies and localities to launch new tourism products, discount programmes and improved service quality, particularly in the Central Highlands, the south central region, the northwest and Hanoi.-VNA