Vietnam’s tourism potential and its cultural heritages were introduced at a workshop in Tokyo on September 12 as part of the 2014 Vietnam Tourism-Cultural Days in Japan.

Addressing the event, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh said Japan is one of the biggest and most important markets for the Vietnamese tourism industry, as demonstrated by the continuously increasing number of Japanese tourists visiting Vietnam in recent years.

He highly valued the efforts of Japan’s authorities and businesses in helping promote Vietnam’s tourism, affirming that the country still has more potential to explore, with many new destinations developed recently.

In the future, the sector will focus on improving the quality of services and increasing its efforts to promote Vietnam’s image amongst Japanese holiday-makers, Anh said, adding that it welcomes feedback from tourism authorities and travel agencies in order to make Vietnam a favourite holiday destination of Japanese tourists.

Meanwhile, Ambassador Doan Xuan Dung pledged to do his best to facilitate the visa application processes for Japanese nationals.-VNA