“The country would co-operate more actively with Singaporean travel agents to encourage more Vietnamese citizens to Singapore, and create favourable conditions for attracting more Singaporean tourists to Viet Nam”. Hoang Tuan Anh said.
Addressing at the ceremony, Anh said that the country would co-operate more actively with Singaporean travel agents to encourage more Vietnamese citizens to Singapore, and create favourable conditions for attracting more Singaporean tourists to Viet Nam. The cave's images had strongly impressed Singaporeans and nationals of other ASEAN members.
"Viet Nam is an attractive destination with rich in natural resources. It has a diverse culture with original festivals and beautiful traditions of 54 ethnic groups," he said.
More than 600 tourists including 70 Vietnamese have had the opportunity to enter the cave since Quang Binh province launched an adventure tour to the cave in September 2014.
The tour lasts 5 days and 4 nights and costs US$3,000 for one person. Only 10 people can take part in one tour.The Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and several travel agencies used the opportunity to promote the nation's tourism sites and explore co-operation opportunities.
Singapore is expected to welcome tens of thousands of visitors from ASEAN and other countries during the 28th SEA Games, which runs until June 16. This offers VNAT the chance to promote tourism to Viet Nam from Singapore and other Southeast Asian countries.
In 2014, Viet Nam welcomed 202,500 Singapore visitors, marking an increase of 3. 4 per cent over 2013.
A beauty of Son Doong Cave is introduced on popular American television channel ABC News, top 27 natural wonder of Asia, magazine and the US’s website on May 13.