Vietnam promotes tourism at Paris international fair hinh anh 1A corner of the Vietnamese stall at the Top Resa international tourism fair, which runs in Paris from September 26 to 29. (Photo:

Hanoi (VNA)
– A Vietnamese stall is offering a warm welcome to visitors at the Top Resa international tourism fair, which runs in Paris from September 26 to 29.

The Vietnamese area features the nostalgic décor of ancient walls and tiled roofs inspired by Hanoi’s old quarter. The space is filled with the sound of folk music performed live by two Vietnamese artists.

On the sidelines of the fair, Vietnam organised a conference to promote Hanoi tourism, where Vietnamese Ambassador to France Nguyen Ngoc Son called on travel agencies in Paris to extend their reach to Vietnam and its capital city.

The diplomat also lauded operations of French tour operators in Vietnam, hoping their success will encourage more French businesses to come to the country.

Nguyen Anh Dung, deputy head of the Hanoi Tourism Department, noted Hanoi is attractive to visitors thanks to affordable prices, scenic sites, and delicious food.

According to him, the capital welcomed 4.2 million foreigners last year, up 23 percent against 2015. In the first eight month of 2017, foreign arrivals to the city reached 3.7 million, an annual increase of 21 percent.-VNA