Russia’s international commentator Grigory Trofimchuk has lauded Viet Nam as one of the brightest stars at the 26th International Travel and Tourism Exhibition (MITT-2019) that wrapped up in mid-March in Moscow. 

Trofimchuk shared his impression about Viet Nam’s stall at one of the world’s five largest tourism fairs, saying that he took his photos on a large panel popularising Viet Nam’s attractive destinations.

He expressed his delight at enjoying jasmine and lotus tea at the Vietnamese booth, especially taking a photo with a Vietnamese girl wearing a traditional conical hat.

According to him, the hand-made conical hat attracted more visitors to the stall, and he was one of the lucky persons to receive such meaningful gift.

About the potential of the country’s sea and island tourism, he said with a coastline of over 3,200km, Viet Nam boasts countless islands and islets such as Bai Tu Long, Co To, Cat Ba, Con Dao, Phu Quoc, Hoang Sa and Truong Sa.

Apart from the UNESCO World Heritage Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh, resort cities of Nha Trang and Phan Thiet with white sands and luxury infrastructure are dubbed as “Hawaii Viet Nam”, which are also an ideal destination for Russian tourists to relax after their six-month winter in the homeland.

The Russian expert expressed his belief that Viet Nam’s goal of welcoming 1 million Russian tourists by 2020 is reachable, given the beauty of its seas and islands as well as the hospitality of Vietnamese people.