Foreign tourists visit Hoi An ancient town - a tourist attraction in Vietnam (Source: VNA)

Jakarta (VNA) – A Vietnam Tourism Roadshow was held in Bandung, Indonesia on September 26 with the aim to promote the image of Vietnam to Indonesians.

The event was part of the programme held from September 23-29 to introduce a friendly and attractive Vietnam to ASEAN member states, focusing on the Philippines, Indonesia and Malaysia.

It attracted the participation of over 100 delegates representing Indonesia’s travel agents and enterprises operating in the hospitality industry and international airlines.

Speaking at the event, Ngo Hoai Chung, deputy head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said that Vietnam is not only one of the fastest developing economies in Southeast Asia with an average annual growth rate of 7 percent, but also an attractive destination which welcomed 13 million foreign tourists in 2017.

Last year, Vietnam was ranked sixth in Top 10 fastest-growing tourist destinations by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

Recently, the country was honoured as a leading tourist destination in Asia in the World Travel Awards (WTA) 2018, Chung said.

He stressed the Roadshow is designed to introduce Vietnam’s tourism products, tourist attractions and opportunities to invest in the Vietnamese market.

It was also a venue for Vietnamese and Indonesian tourism managers and businesses to meet and discuss cooperation opportunities, he added.

Participants in the event were introduced to the beauty of Vietnamese land and people through video clips and art performances.-VNA