At the launching ceremony of the "Tourism Stories-Vietnam Edition" (Photo: VNA)

Quang Ninh (VNA) – A book themed “Tourism Stories – The Vietnam Edition” was launched on January 18 within the framework of the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 taking place in Ha Long city, the northeastern province of Quang Ninh.

Addressing the launch, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Le Quang Tung stressed the book meets criteria of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). It consists of 20 stories highlighting efforts to overcome difficulties, as well as creativeness in the way to think about and do tourism of outstanding individuals across Vietnam, he said.

Tung hoped the book with interesting stories on Vietnam would help domestic and foreign readers to have an insight into Vietnam’s tourism.

The launch of the book showed the Vietnamese Government’s commitments toward the development of national cultural identity, socio-economic development, protection and natural resources and environment, and improvement of the community’s life through tourism.

Since 2013, the UNWTO has built copies of the UNWTO tourism book recording stories of those who engage tourism around the world. The book introduced and honoured normal labourers and their contributions to the local community where they are living.

Following the book, the UNWTO has coordinated with several countries to publish copies of the book in China, Thailand and Philippines editions to help readers to understand more about those who work in the tourism sector and their work. - VNA