Viet Nam is taking full advantage of the second Donald Trump and Kim Jong-un meeting to promote its tourism as the whole world is paying special attention to the event and the host country.
Thousands of reporters from many news and press agencies around the world have come to Hanoi to cover the meeting and they have seen with their own eyes the city’s beauty and attractions.
Vendors in Hanoi are taking full advantage of the Trump-Kim summit to hawk everything from T-shirts to haircuts. And food stalls are selling cupcakes, burgers and pizzas decorated with images of Trump and Kim.
Vietnamese airline Vietjet officially signed a firm order with Boeing Company to purchase 100 new 737 MAX airplanes worth US$12.7 billion. Vietjet President and CEO, Nguyen Thi Phuong Thao and Boeing Commercial Airplanes President and CEO, Kevin McAllister jointly co-signed the airplane purchase deal. The signing ceremony which took place on the sidelines of the United States – North Korea Summit in Hanoi, was witnessed by Vietnam Communist Party General Secretary and President, Nguyen Phu Trong and United States President, Donald Trump.
“The successful hosting of the summit will help Vietnam raise its position and prestige in the world arena, and gain more sentiments from foreigners, thereby attracting more international tourists, even those who have not known much about Viet Nam, and encouraging them to spend more during their holidays in the country,” reported Ha Van Sieu, Deputy General Director of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
Viet Nam is also expected to draw more direct and indirect investments after the DPRK-USA Summit, Sieu said, adding that increased inflows of investment and foreign visitors will fuel ideas about new tourism products and new tourist destinations.
The VNAT, in coordination with the Viet Nam Tourism Association (VTA), have hung large billboards introducing free tours for reporters which include the Ha Noi city tour and trips to Café Hanoi, Bat Trang ceramics village, and UNESCO world heritage site Ha Long Bay in northeastern Quang Ninh Province arranged by prestigious travel companies Hanoitourist and Saigontourist.
After the summit, the VNAT plans to organise a wide range of activities to promote Viet Nam’s tourism in the US, Russia, the Republic of Korea and Japan in a bid to lure more holidaymakers to the Southeast Asian nation.
According to the organizers, almost 3,000 reporters from more than 200 media agencies in nearly 40 countries and territories across the world have arrived in Viet Nam to cover the summit and they will be able to discover special tourism products and services both in Ha noi and around the country.