PITE 2015 expo (Photo: dvfu.ru)

Moscow (VNA)
– The Consulate General of Vietnam in Russia’s Vladivostok city together with other foreign consulates general in Primorsky attended the Pacific International Tourism Expo (PITE) 2016 held in Vladivostok city in the end of May.

Organised by the Department of Tourism of Russia’s Primorsky region, the expo, the largest local annual event, aims to provide a platform for the participants to promote culture and tourism, exchange tourism information while building joint tourism programmes.

The event drew the participation of 177 tourism businesses to present their products and services and welcomed more than 30,000 visitors.

With four exhibiting booths, Vietnam nudged the country’s tourist attractions, elegant cuisine and socio-economic development closer to international friends.

At the event, Consul General Huynh Minh Chinh spoke highly of the role PITE plays while emphasizing the importance of tourism for the socio-economic development of the Far East region.

He noted that PITE 2016 opens new hope for regional tourism, adding that direct flights connecting Vladivostok and Vietnam is a highlight in the tourism and trade relations between the two nations.-VNA