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WTM news: Vietnam to promote four new beach-focused destinations

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) announced at WTM that is heavily promoting four destinations to attract visitors to lesser-visited parts of the country.

The destinations are Ninh Than, Binh Ding, Quang Binh and Vung Tau.

All four destinations are known for their beaches and have additional attractions which VNAT hopes will draw new tourists, particularly from the important UK market. 

Ninh Than is aimed at travellers who enjoy the natural world and festivals; Binh Ding has a world class golf course; Quang Binh boasts one of the world's biggest caves; and Vung Tau is developing a lively casino and entertainment scene.

In 2018, 298,114 British tourists visited Vietnam, making it the second-biggest market after Russia, which has the advantage of slightly easier access to the far east. Tourism from the UK is growing at an annual rate of 5.1%. A visa waiver is in place for the UK until at least 2021.

It was announced at WTM that VNAT will be opening a permanent office in London to further develop the UK as a source market.


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