Thirteen Vietnamese travel agencies are participating in the Moscow International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT-2012) to promote popular sites of Vietnam in Russia.

On the occasion, the Vietnamese firms held exchanges with other countries’ enterprises in order to seek cooperative opportunities and tourism promotion.

According to Nguyen Thi Thanh Huong, Deputy Head of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism’s Market Department , Vietnam ’s presence at the event aims to lure more Russian holidaymakers to Vietnam in the future.

Tachiana Mironova, representative from a travel agency in Moscow , said Russian visitors are interested in travel in Vietnam because of the local people’s hospitality, beautiful sites -- especially beautiful beaches – along with tasty and cheap food.

She expressed her hope that direct air routes from Moscow to Nha Trang city or Binh Thuan province in Vietnam’s southern central region will be launched in the future.-VNA