The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) and travel firms are organizing a number of tourism promotion programs and road shows in Tokyo, Osaka and Kyoto. Besides, they will attend JATA Tourism Forum & Travel Showcase 2012 and work with the Vietnam-Japan Tourism Cooperation Committee on specific promotion activities.
Previously, the Vietnam Festival 2012 in Japan was held late last week in Tokyo by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Vietnamese Embassy in Japan and relevant agencies of the two countries.
“We are performing several activities in Japan and have officially kicked off the campaign of attracting one million Japanese tourist arrivals to Vietnam in 2015,” Mr. Nguyen Van Tuan, head of VNAT, told the Daily on Wednesday.
Japan is currently the third largest market of Vietnam’s tourism after China and South Korea, and Vietnam is offering visa-free entry for Japanese passport holders for stays of no more than 15 days.
There were nearly 482,000 Japan tourist arrivals in Vietnam last year, up 8.9% from the previous year. Meanwhile, the number in the year’s first eight months was over 376,000 arrivals, or a rise of 18.9% from the same period last year.