Ho and emirates Chi Minh City cooperate to cultivate tourism from Kuwait
Emirates, the world’s largest international airline, has pledged its commitment to supporting tourism into Vietnam from Kuwait, with a particular concentrate on Ho Chi Minh City, by signing a marketing agreement to market tourism to the town.
Nguyen Thanh Phong, the Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, october 2018 led a high-level delegation and working stop by at Kuwait on 29. At this juncture, Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Department of Tourism, Department of External Relations and Investment and Trade Promotion Centre of Ho Chi Minh City (ITPC), Embassy of Vietnam in the constant state of Kuwait, in cooperation with the Representative of the Ministerial Authorities in the constant state of Kuwait, along with trade and investment partners from both national countries, held a conference on “Trade, Tourism and investment Promotion into Ho Chi Minh City in Kuwait 2018.”
At the conference, Emirates signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to facilitate tourism to Vietnam’s largest & most visited city. The airline will mutually collaborate with the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Center (HTPC) to market Ho Chi Minh City as a tourism destination.
The agreement was signed by Omar Al-Banna, Emirates’ Area Manager for Kuwait and Iraq and Le Truong Hien Hoa- Director of Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Center, in the current presence of Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee; Trinh Minh Nanh, Ambassador of Vietnam in Kuwait, Phan Nguyen Nhu Khue; Deputy head delegation of National Assembly Delegation of Ho Chi Minh City; and Vo Van Hoan, Chief of staff, Office of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee; Bui Ta Hoang Vu, Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism.
Commenting on the signing of the MoU, Omar Al-Banna, Emirates Manager in Kuwait & Iraq said, “Vietnam is an extremely important destination within Emirates’ network and we have been very happy to collaborate on joint promotional activities that may leverage the route’s increase and success passenger traffic to Ho Chi Minh City from Kuwait.”
The agreement can be part of a number of activities which will fortify the relationship between Vietnam and Kuwait. We try to create more demand for travel from Kuwait to Ho Chi Minh City, and we anticipate partnering with the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Promotion Centre to showcase the city’s offerings as a tourist destination and key business hub for passengers traveling for both business and leisure. By way of a dynamic joint program to add promotional events, tourism and roadshows exchanges, Emirates hopes to produce a significant contribution to boosting trade and tourism in Vietnam.”
Emirates has enjoyed tremendous success in its operations to Vietnam with non-stop daily flights from Dubai to both Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi. Since launching in 2012 with something to Ho Chi Minh City, Emirates has carried a lot more than 1.25 million passengers on the route.
The Agreement will dsicover promotional activities such as for example facilitating trade and business familiarization trips to wait the Hosted Buyer Program at The 15th Ho Chi Minh City International Travel Expo 2019, in September 2019 from 5th to 7th which is held, attendance of other tourism trade fairs and shows, trade familiarization trips, holding workshops and presentations, promotional collaboration to be undertaken jointly by Emirates and the relevant tourism bodies in Ho Chi Minh City, amongst other initiatives.
According to the planet Travel & Tourism Council’s report “Travel & Tourism Economic Impact 2018 – Vietnam,” the full total contribution to Vietnam’s tourism and happen to be GDP was USD20.6 billion in 2017, accounting for 9.4% of total GDP, and is likely to grow by 6.2% in 2018. Travel and Tourism in Vietnam supported almost 2 directly.5 million jobs (4.6% of total employment) that is forecasted to go up by 1.9% in 2018 and an additional 1.5% yearly to attain 2,917,000 jobs (4.9% of total employment) in 2028. With regards to need for the tourism and travel sector’s total contribution to GDP, Vietnam ranked in the 47th position out of 185 countries in 2017 and ranks 31st with regards to forecasted growth of the sector for 2018.
In addition to the daily service to Ho Chi Minh City since 2012, Emirates also launched its daily service to Hanoi with a stopover in Yangon in 2016, which became a primary flight between Hanoi and Dubai, year later one. The daily services to both Vietnamese cities are operated by Boeing 777-300ER aircraft in 2-class configurations, having an overall capacity of 5,weekly between Economy and Business Class 992 seats. Emirates includes a fleet of 270 aircraft and flies to 162 destinations in 86 countries and territories across six continents.