The effort will contribute to realizing the country’s 2013 National Tourism Promotion Program-me to draw in more tourists from Germany, one of Vietnam Airlines’ key markets in the global network.
As a member of Skyteam global airline alliance, Vietnam Airlines brings passengers to as many as 900 destinations across the world, of which there are beautiful beaches in Vietnam, said Nguyen Quoc Phuong, a representative of Vietnam Airlines in Germany .
Phuong believes that with the support and co-operation of German partners, Vietnamese beaches will become attractive destinations for international friends, especially German tourists.
The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism representative Tran Phong Binh unveiled that in 2012, the country welcomed 6.84 million foreign arrivals, up 13.8 percent year on year. The number of domestic tourists was estimated to be 32.5 million, up 8 percent. Total revenue from tourism reached US$7.7 million, an increase of 23 percent.
Binh was confident that Vietnam will be able to lure 7.2 million international visitors and 35 million domestic tourists in 2013 to increase the sector’s annual revenue to US$9 million.