50,000 VIETNAMESE VISITORS TO INDIA
Tuoi Tre Newspaper online: 85,000 Indian visitors to Vietnam in 2017 are more than 50,000 Vietnamese visitors to India. This number is expected to increase when there are direct flights connecting the two countries.
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“In 2017, it is estimated that there are 85,000 Indian arrivals to Vietnam, up 30% from the previous year, while this figure in Thailand is 1.6 million, indicating that the market is still very potential. in India, “said Randir Brar, head of Destination Destinos India, said at a meeting with tour operators in Ho Chi Minh City on June 12.
According to Randir Brar, the number of Indian visitors may increase as the direct flights between the two countries are due to open later this year.
When there is no direct flight, visitors do not have to spend long hours in transit, shorten travel time to about 6 hours, which promotes the opportunity to develop tourism between the two countries.
In the opposite direction, the travel companies of India are also looking to introduce new tours for tourists in Vietnam.
In addition to pilgrimage tours, combined medical tourism, yoga practice …, Indian companies have designed a multi-destination journey from India to Nepal, Bhutan.
In 2017, there are 50,000 Vietnamese visitors to India and this year, Indian tourism is expected to welcome between 70,000 and 75,000 visitors.
According to the HCM City Department of Tourism, India is one of the focus markets of promotion with the expectation of 3-4 times growth in 2018. Ho Chi Minh City also has plans to focus on serving tourists This is through the system in the restaurant and the quality accommodation.