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Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) officially launched a campaign that looks to encourage outbound Vietnamese tourists to observe tourism etiquette, in Hanoi, on April 16.

The event, participated by over 2,000 students majoring in tourism, formed part of the ongoing Vietnam International Travel Mart 2016.

Vu The Binh, VITA Vice President, said some outbound Vietnamese tourists have recently been committing uncivilised social behavior, which could adversely impact the tourism sector in particular, and the country’s image generally.

In 2015, more than 6 million Vietnamese holidayed abroad. However, a lack of consultation and guidance allowed the tourists to bring such bad-mannered habits overseas as public nuisance, littering, food waste, inappropriate clothing, shoplifting and queue-jumping.

Such uncouth habits will harm Vietnam’s image in the eyes of international friends, especially when the country is involved in the global economic integration process, Binh said.

VITA has worked with the Vietnam Administration of Tourism to craft a document guiding required manners and etiquette for Vietnamese holidaymakers when travelling in and outside of the country.

The document will soon be submitted to the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism for publication.-VNA