A workshop on tourism promotion via movies was held in the northern province of Quang Ninh on October 15.

Dr. Ngo Phuong Lan , Director of the Cinematography Department under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism said there were huge untapped potentials for promoting tourism through movies.

She noted that it was necessary to foster cooperation among the state management agencies of cinematography and tourism, film producers and tourism promotion units.

Sharing the point of view, Deputy General Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Hoang Thi Diep also said that the movie channel should be used as an effective tool to lure tourists.

The event, which was part of activities of the 18th Vietnam Film Festival in the province from October 14-16, heard 20 reports from film makers, artists, cinematography and tourism managers, travel agencies and journalists.-VNA