5-9 March, more than 30 Vietnamese companies gathered at the
Berlin International Fair Center (Germany) to participate in
the biggest World Tourism Fair, with 11,147 companies from
186 countries and territories around the world.
Vietnam was represented by 26 companies, 10 from Germany and
one from the UK.
biggest ever display on Vietnam, around 200 square metres,
was organised by the Vietnamese Administration of Tourism
and Vietnam Tourism Association.
Remarkable features of the Vietnamese delegation are the
national and festive flags mixed with the Khue Van Cac
symbol (from the Temple of Literature) and numerous leaflets
advertising the power of Vietnamese tourism companies.
Such advertising activities in combination with a Vietnamese
gastronomy kiosk organised by Mr Nguyen Van Khanh-chief of
the Vietnam National Flag Carrier Vietnam Airlines
representative office in Germany have won the hearts of
In addition, the beauty and uniqueness of the traditional
"ao dai" and high-level English skills of marketing
girls also attracted international friends.
In the future, Vietnam should enhance co-operation between
Vietnamese students in Germany and domestic tourism
companies to promote the Vietnamese tourism industry.
International friends have also heard about the beauty of Ha
Long Bay, a top nominee for the new "Natural Wonders of
According to the World Tourism Organisation, in 2007 alone
around 200 million people traveled to Asia, and the
region's tourism industry is rapidly growing. In which,
Vietnam as a destination posted a record in luring visitors
in the last several decades.
"This year's fair in Berlin saw the biggest ever number
of exhibitors", said the Federal Minister of the Economy,