Vietnamese culture and tourism introduced in Malaysia

Thursday, 29/09/2022 15:56
A seminar was organized in Kuala Lumpur on September 28 by the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia in coordination with the Malaysian Association of Tour & Travel Agents (MATTA) and the Vietnam Tourism Exchange (VNTE) to introduce Vietnamese culture and tourism to Malaysian people.
Delegates watch video clips about Vietnam (Photo: VNA) 

It was the first tourism promotion event organized by the Vietnamese Embassy in Malaysia since the COVID-19 pandemic.

Not only introducing the culture, country and people of Vietnam, the seminar also provided information on regulations for entry to Vietnam, Ambassador Tran Viet Thai said to partners before the event.

According to the diplomat, the seminar is an opportunity for businesses of the two countries to connect and sign cooperation agreements on tourism, towards recovering the industry and promoting Vietnam-Malaysia relations.

Speaking at the event, MATTA Vice President Cynthia Tan said she was especially impressed with the long and beautiful beaches in Nha Trang and Phu Quoc of Vietnam, expressing hope that the number of Malaysian tourists to Vietnam will increase after a direct flight route connecting Kuala Lumpur and Da Nang is launched.

She affirmed that MATTA will effectively exploit Vietnam's tourism market through its 13 agents in states across Malaysia.

VNTE Chairman Nguyen Son Thuy said that Vietnam will have more opportunities to expand cooperation and explore the Malaysian market with updates on tourism products suitable for the market.

At the event, delegates also enjoyed art performances by overseas Vietnamese in Malaysia and video clips about famous destinations and cuisine of Vietnam.

The number of Malaysian visitors to Vietnam has increased rapidly since the two countries exempted visa requirements for ordinary passport holders in September 2001. In 2019, Vietnam welcomed over 605,000 Malaysian holidaymakers, up 12.2% compared to 2018./.