The Ambassador of the Republic of India in Vietnam, Ms.Preeti Saran said that the IATO (Indian Association of Tour Operators) were overwhelmed by Vietnam’s sceneries, such as My Son sanctuary and Ha Long Bay. At the conference, delegates of 125 travel mediators of both the nations of India and Vietnam conferred about the problems faced by the Indian tourist’s during their Vietnam onward and return journeys.
Few of the difficulties that were faced by the Indian tourists in their trip to Vietnam were high ticket costs, tricky visa procedures, dearth of direct flights and distinctive restaurants for Indian vegetarians and lack of data about travelers sites in both the nations.
Ms Preeti Saran further added that initiating direct flights between both the nations and removing of complexities in visa issuing process would increase the tourists count to India and Vietnam.
Representatives of VNAT (Vietnam National Administration of Tourism), Indian Embassy and MCST discussed about the new policies and have planned to put into action to enhance the mutual tourism corporation.
To increase the Indian tourist inflow to the country, Vietnam has set-up some measures like initiating tourism sites and products on banners and magazines, participating in world-wide tourism fairs in India, encouraging tourism at political, performing heuristic tours for Indian travel agents, conducting some economic events and inviting filmmakers of Bollywood to Vietnam to make clips and films on its landscapes.