Gregory Mazza, an Australian national with a passion for travel, expressed his interest in exploring Vietnam. In an interview with the Vietnam News Agency, he shared his fascination with the country’s rich culture and friendly people.

Meanwhile, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, in collaboration with the Vietnamese Consulate General in Sydney, organized a series of tourism promotion programs in Australia on Monday and Tuesday. Led by Le Truong Hien Hoa, deputy head of the department, the delegation included representatives from local airlines, travel agencies, and hospitality businesses.

Australian women elegantly adorned in ‘ao dai,’ the graceful Vietnamese traditional costume. Photo: Vietnam News>

During the events, the delegation showcased the vibrant tourist sites and introduced an array of tourism products and services that Ho Chi Minh City has to offer. This included a tourism expo with over 25 booths, presenting a diverse range of options for Australian travelers.

The promotion programs aimed to popularize the city as a captivating destination for Australians, highlighting its unique blend of modern attractions and cultural heritage. Additionally, these events facilitated connections between local businesses and Australian partners in the tourism industry, fostering potential collaboration.

Le Truong Hien Hoa expressed confidence that through these promotional activities, Ho Chi Minh City would attract even more tourists from Australia, a key source market for the city’s tourism industry. Nguyen Cam Tu, director of the municipal Tourism Promotion Center, echoed this sentiment, emphasizing the potential of the Australian market and the appeal of Vietnam’s cuisine and cultural offerings to Australian travelers.

The tourism expo, a highlight of the promotion programs, attracted over 2,500 guests within two days. It not only displayed the range of tourism products but also delighted visitors with traditional folk games and captivating art performances, providing a glimpse into Vietnam’s rich cultural heritage.

A Vietnamese artisan skillfully crafting ‘to he’, traditional toy figurines. Photo: Vietnam News>

Juan, an Australian attendee, enthused about his experience, sharing his appreciation for the beauty of Vietnam’s culture and people. He expressed his hope that more Australians would choose Vietnam as their preferred travel destination.

The Vietnamese delegation’s efforts extend beyond Sydney, with a tourism promotion program scheduled in Melbourne on May 17, further strengthening ties and promoting the country’s diverse attractions.

A booth adorned with intricate Vietnamese souvenirs, offering a glimpse into the country’s rich craftsmanship. Photo: Vietnam News>
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