HCM City int’l tourism expo expected to attract 22,000 visitors

Thursday, 18/08/2022 10:47
More than 22,000 visitors will attend the upcoming 16th International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC 2022), the municipal Department of Tourism said at a recent press conference.
HCM City int’l tourism expo expected to attract 22,000 visitors 

The expo, themed “Growing Forward Together”, is scheduled for September 8-10 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) in District 7.

ITE HCMC 2022 is expected to be a breakthrough opportunity, creating momentum for Vietnamese tourism businesses, acting as a bridge between domestic businesses and international buyers as well as international visitors.

The event is expected to bring together more than 1,500 representatives of management agencies, travel agencies, airlines, hotels and resorts with brands and destinations for sightseeing and entertainment.

According to Vietnam News Agency, the ITE HCMC is the only international travel event in Vietnam to launch an international buyer programme, and invited partners from 18 countries and territories housing key and potential inbound markets for Vietnam, including the US, Germany, Poland, the Republic of Korea, India and Malaysia.

So far, domestic and foreign firms have registered more than 260 stalls, including 210 stalls from domestic companies and 50 stalls from international units. The event will be attended by the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Department of Tourism and Tourism Promotion Centers of 41 provinces and cities nationwide.

Director of the department Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa said the market for international visitors to Vietnam has seen very positive growth signals this year. She highlighted a high-level conference on tourism development policy and the MICE Vietnam forum as noteworthy events within the framework of the expo.

During the three-day event, visitors will also be treated to hands-on experience of local cultures and a festival for the public, Hoa added./.