Ambassador Pham Sanh Chau talks to representatives of travel agencies in India (Photo: VNA)

New Delhi (VNA) – Vietnam has eight UNESCO world heritages, intact historical sites and breathtaking beaches, said Vietnamese Ambassador to India Pham Sanh Chau at a promotion programme in Mumbai on December 13.

Introducing Vietnamese tourism at the event, the diplomat said tourists can find Indian cultural features at local Indian restaurants and at ancient Hindu temples in Ho Chi Minh City and My Son Sanctuary in Hoi An.

Vietnam has adequate services to server visitors’ demand for shopping, entertainment, cuisine exploration, honeymoon and conference participation, he said.

Chau took the occasion to invite Indian tour operators and travel agencies to join Vietnamese tourism promotion activities and expand their operation in Vietnam.

As part of the programme, the Vietnam Embassy delegation held meetings with leaders of localities and businesses to discuss cooperation in culture, tourism and people-to-people exchange.

Earlier, the embassy held a similar programme in the capital New Delhi on December 4. These events were opportunities for travel agencies to connect and boost tourism activities between Vietnam and India.    

In 2018, tourist volume between the two countries reached about 200,000 and is projected to increase in the coming years.-VNA