Viet­nam reaps Aussie growth

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VIET­NAM’S boom­ing tourism in­dus­try brought a mes­sage of thanks to the Aus­tralian travel trade last night as it wrapped up a na­tional road­show.

The Viet­nam Na­tional Ad­min­is­tra­tion of Tourism (VNAT) joined with 15 in­dus­try sup­pli­ers in Syd­ney for an event that has also vis­ited Mel­bourne, Ade­laide, Bris­bane and Auck­land, at­tract­ing about 500 travel agents.

VNAT chair­man Nguyen Van Tuan told guests Viet­nam had ex­pe­ri­enced a 15% in­crease in Aus­tralian vis­i­tors last year with more than 320,000 ar­rivals, and was ex­pect­ing a fur­ther 10% in­crease in 2018.

“Aus­tralian tourists are most wel­come in Viet­nam be­cause Aus­tralians are re­garded as the long­est stay­ing and the high­est spend­ing vis­i­tors,” Tuan said.

Asia DMC Group md Linh Le said Viet­nam had be­come a ma­ture des­ti­na­tion for Aus­tralians, who were be­com­ing re­peat trav­ellers and ex­plor­ing fur­ther to cities like Da Nang and Hoi An.

Pic­tured at last night’s event are VNAT di­rec­tor Dinh Ngoc Duc, VNAT chair­man Nguyen Van Tuan, Asia DMC group md Linh Le and Tweet World Travel man­ag­ing di­rec­tor Thuy Car­roll.

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