A roadshow was held in Jakarta on May 3, aiming to promote the land, people, culture and tourism products of Vietnam to Indonesians. (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)

Jakarta (VNA)
– A roadshow was held in Jakarta on May 3, aiming to promote the land, people, culture and tourism products of Vietnam to Indonesians.

The event is also expected to connect Vietnamese and Indonesian travel companies.

In his opening remarks, Vietnamese Ambassador to Indonesia Pham Vinh Quang said since Vietnam and Indonesia established diplomatic ties in 1955, progress has been made in the bilateral ties.

In 2018, nearly 88,000 Indonesians visited Vietnam, up 8.5 percent year-on-year. However, the number has yet to match potential of both countries, the diplomat noted.

Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said the roadshow is set to lure more Indonesian tourists to Vietnam.

Indonesia has been seen as a potential market for Vietnamese tourism, she said, adding that the number of Indonesian holidaymakers to Vietnam has increased sharply over the past time, hitting 36,500 in the first four months of this year, up 30 percent year-on-year.

Lai Quoc Cuong, President of the Vietnam Travel Group and Vice President of the Vietnam Society of Travel Agents, said the event has attracted the participation of many Indonesian travel companies.

After Indonesia, the roadshow is expected to come to the Philippines.-VNA