Vietnam - An attractive destination for Canadian tourists

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The Vietnamese Embassy's booth at the Tourism and Resort Fair in Ottawa has brought visitors a Hanoi with a thousand years of cultural beauty; spectacular scenery of Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang ...

Vietnam - An attractive destination for Canadian tourists
Photo by Christophe Meneboeuf
This year's Ottawa Tourism and Hospitality Fair is held on March 30, March 31, with more than 200 booths from over 50 countries around the world.

This is considered one of the best organized tourism fairs in Canada. According to Vietnam News Agency correspondent in Ottawa, gastronomic tourism is a popular and thriving type in the global tourism industry.

At this year's fair, there is the ASEAN Happy Hour program, organized by the ASEAN Committee in Ottawa, introducing special dishes from Brunei, Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Thailand and Vietnam, contributing to honor Culinary culture at these destinations.

Fried spring rolls have been voted by CNN Travel (USA) as one of the favorite dishes by tourists and this is also the dish brought by the Vietnamese Embassy in Canada to introduce in ASEAN Happy Hour.

Through advertising publications, handicraft products ... the booth of the Vietnamese Embassy at the fair has brought visitors a Hanoi with the beauty of thousands of years of civilization; The spectacular scenery of Ha Long Bay, Phong Nha Ke Bang cave ..., The Vietnamese Embassy's display booth has become a unique highlight at this year's Tourism and Resort Fair.

In the 2018 Tourism Review report of the World Tourism Organization, Vietnam ranked 3rd in the Top 10 countries with the fastest growth in international visitors in the world.

However, the number of Canadian tourists to Vietnam is not much, only at 138,242 turns in 2017 and 104,057 visitors in the first 8 months of 2018. According to Halina Player, organizer of Tourism and Tourism Fair in Ottawa , the trend of visitors is to explore new cultures, new landscapes, and to emphasize safe destinations is a very important factor.

Mr. Jay Johson, Marketing Manager of Come & Go Vietnam, said that Vietnam and Canada have great potential for cooperation in tourism.

Canadians, like himself, rated Vietnam as a very safe country to travel. The relationship between Vietnam and Canada is assessed to be in the best time in all fields, from economy to defense and security ...

In particular, the approximately 250,000 Vietnamese community in Canada is becoming an important bridge to promote comprehensive cooperation between the two countries.

With human factors, rich culture, arts and cuisine, Vietnam is becoming an attractive destination for many Canadians.

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