ASEAN Community was officially formed and the leaders of the Southeast Asian countries including Vietnam signed the document declaring its formation. This is considered a milestone, opening up a new period of development for Southeast Asia, creating a real cohensive community, development cooperation for general peace and prosperity.
The ASEAN integration will bring a positive impact to the development of Vietnam tourism – a key and professional economic sector in future.
ASEAN is one of the cooperation frameworks that Vietnam tourism is participating the most deeply and effectively.Positive impacts of ASEAN Integration on Vietnam tourism
Vietnam Tourism intergrated ASEAN
According to Mr Tran Phu Cuong, Deputy Director of International Cooperation Department, National Administration of Tourism: Not until 2015 Vietnam Tourism has prepared for ASEAN integration but began to explore and participate in the mechanisms of works from the late 1990s, after joining ASEAN (1995).
Vietnam steps to fully participate in the group activities in the early 2000s and actively integrated into the late 2000s.
Integration improve prestige of Vietnam’s tourism brand
According to research by National Administration of Tourism: ASEAN has an important role especially for Vietnam tourism. With a population of over 500 million people, the tourist source markets of the ASEAN region contributes about 20% of the total number of international tourists to Vietnam. Some ASEAN countries such as Thailand, Singapore and Malaysia are both a source market and an important gateway to bring international tourists.Positive impacts of ASEAN Integration on Vietnam tourism
Collaborative process has contributed to enhance the prestige of Vietnam’s tourism in the region; access to information and lessons learned about the development of tourism, active support of countries with more developed tourism sectors like Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore.