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Hello Vietnam! TPEDOIT Takes Part in Vietnam Travel Expo
In the interest of attracting more travelers from the ten ASEAN nations, the Department of Information and Tourism (TPEDOIT) arrived in Vietnam for the International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC). This is the next stop for the agency following successful tourism campaigns in Thailand, Indonesia, and Malaysia.
The agency’s booth provides fliers in Vietnamese to inform expo visitors about the unique characteristics of traveling in Taipei, offering tips on shopping tours, temple districts merging the old and the new, Maokong Gondola fun, and the beauty of Taipei’s “backyard” with its natural appeal.
According to statistics, the population of Vietnam has reached 94 million people. In 2015, roughly 146,380 Vietnamese travelers visited Taiwan. This showed a 6.71-percent growth compared to the figures from 2014, surpassing the number of Filipino (139,217) and Thai (124,409) visitors.
The rising number of Vietnamese traveling to other countries makes the country a potential source for tourists. According to TPEDOIT, the interest of Vietnamese tourists for visiting Taipei has been boosted by the recent relaxing of visa application process. The new regulation grants Vietnamese possessing visa for countries such as the US, Canada, UK, Japan, Australia, New Zealand, and EU within the past 10 years visa-free entry to Taiwan (though registration online before travel is still required).
The ITE HCMC is one of the top travel expos in the Mekong River region, as well as the largest tourism exhibition on the Indochina Peninsula. Each year, the event attracts over 10,000 visitors and multiple nations and agencies.
- Source: Department of Information Technology, Taipei City Government