|BBC airs TV commercial to promote Vietnam tourism|
|12:28' 21/06/2009 (GMT+7)|
VietNamNet Bridge - A 30-second TV commercial to promote Vietnamese tourism began broadcasting on the British Broadcasting Corporation’s World News on June 11, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said.
The advertisement, made by BBC professionals to introduce the country and people of Vietnam, will be aired a total 429 times in more than 200 countries and territories around the world.
The International Cooperation Department of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism is negotiating with ESPN and Star World to advertise images of Vietnam on the two channels.
Beginning July 1, images of Vietnam’s major scenic spots will be advertised on public transport in London for six months.
The government plans to spend VND25 billion (US$1.4 million) this year to promote tourism.
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