Published on : Thursday, October 25, 2018
The 14th edition of the International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC), aims to enlarge the market share of international visitors in four key areas: Northeast Asia, North America, Europe, and Southeast Asia in order to create advancement in tourism promotion from 2018 to 2020.
The three-day expo featured more than 300 companies and brands from industries like airlines, hotels and resorts, travel agents, large corporations, and travel representatives from Australia, Bhutan, Brunei, Cambodia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, the United Arab Emirates, and Vietnam.
Among other participants were tourism departments from Vietnamese provinces and cities like An Giang, Ben Tre, Binh Dinh, Binh Duong, Ca Mau, Can Tho, Da Nang, Dak Lak, Dak Nong, Dien Bien, Dong Nai, Dong Thap, Gia Lai, Ha Tinh, Hai Phong, Hanoi, Hau Giang, Thua Thien Hue, Khanh Hoa, Kien Giang, Kontum, Lai Chau, Lam Dong, Long An, Ninh Binh, Ninh Thuan, Phu Tho, Quang Binh, Quang Nam, Thanh Hoa, Tien Giang, Tra Vinh, Tay Ninh, Vinh Long, Ba Ria – Vung Tau and Yen Bai.
Tourism remains one of the fastest growing industries in Vietnam, with more than 9 million international visitors arriving on its shores in the first half of this year, marking an increase of 25.4 percent over the same period last year. The outbound tourism market is also growing each year with a strong number of 7.5 million Vietnamese traveling abroad in 2017.
Jack Wei, General Manager of Informa Exhibitions Asia, added: “Tourism is an ever-evolving industry. You can create new experiences even at the same location. ITE HCMC is in its 14th edition, and every year, we have new exhibitors, returning exhibitors with new tricks up their sleeves, new tourism trends, and packages, etc.”