Vietnam is attending the World Travel Fair 2010, which was opened in Tokyo on Sept. 24 by the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA).

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Vietnam Airlines, Da Nang city and several travel agencies are joining others from nearly 140 countries and territories to introduce about the Vietnamese people and land, especially popular tourism sites and products of the country.

The JATA World Travel Fair 2010 will run until Sept. 26 and is expected to welcome 100,000 visitors.

Also on Sept. 24, VNAT, Vietnam Airlines and Da Nang jointly held a seminar in Tokyo to promote Vietnam , drawing many travel agencies from Vietnam and Japan .

Speaking at the seminar, Vietnamese Ambassador to Japan Nguyen Phu Binh said Japan is a potential market for Vietnam and it is necessary to accelerate activities to promote the image of Vietnam in Japan .

Meanwhile, Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, Deputy Head of VNAT Department for Tourism Promotion, said that Japan has been among the top five tourism markets of Vietnam , providing an average of 400,000 tourists a year./.