The passengers who mainly came from Macau, Hong Kong, Taiwan and other Asian countries departed from Hong Kong on a Vietnam tour to learn about local people’s daily life and discover the beauty of the locality.
The voyage is part of a 2014 cooperation agreement between Saigontourist – Vietnam’s leading tour operator, and Star Cruises – a member of , the third largest cruise liner in the world.
Welcoming the visitors, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Ho Anh Tuan said that the Vietnamese government ensures the best security and safety conditions for foreign travelers to the country.
Vietnam is a safe and ideal destination for foreign tourists, he said.
Anh also suggested that leaders of Quang Ninh province strengthen environmental management, security and safety for tourists, expand tourist market overseas, and improve service quality to attract more travellers.