ITE HCMC 2022 kicked off in Ho Chi Minh City

Tuesday - 13/09/2022 05:59
ITE HCMC 2022 is an annual international travel event that enhance exchanges, tourism promotion and business opportunities for domestic and foreign tourism companies. As the largest and most established travel event in Vietnam, the event will be held under the theme “Growing Forward Together”, endorsed by Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
Delegates perform the opening ceremony of the Tourism Fair (Photo: Ha Anh)

The Opening Ceremony welcomed the presence of Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Mr. Phan Van Mai – Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Mr. Nguyen Van Hung – Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Mr. Nguyen Van Nen – Secretary of HCM City Party Committee; Ms. Phan Thi Thang – Vice Chairman  of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh – Director of the General Department of Tourism and Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa – Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism and representatives of the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand. In particular, there were more than 1,500 delegates from 45 provinces and cities in Vietnam and 28 countries and territories (India; Qatar; Kuwait; Romania; UAE; UK; Poland; Germany; Italy; France; Australia; Austria; Japan; Korea; Singapore; Thailand; Malaysia; USA; Philippines; Taiwan; Laos; Myanmar; Cambodia; Pakistan; Russia; Brazil; Lebanon; Jordan), who are managers, leading experts in tourism, directors of airlines, travel agencies, resorts, famous tourist destinations, etc.
Mr. Phan Van Mai, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City at the event (Photo: Ha Anh)

Speaking at the Opening Ceremony, Mr. Phan Van Mai, Chairman of the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, emphasized that tourism has contributed significantly to the economy in Vietnam. Although our country has only officially re-open for tourism since 15 March, 2022, it has seen impressive growth with more than 81 million tourists in eight months of 2022, of which domestic tourists were 79.8 million arrivals, up by 155.7% compared to the same period of 2021. The estimated total revenue from tourism reached 356,600 trillion VND, up by 161.2%. In particular, just in the first eight months of 2022, Ho Chi Minh welcomed 18 million tourists, of which domestic tourists increased by 216%, contributing 74,500 billion VND to the city’s total revenue.

Coming to ITE HCMC 2022, 05 localities including Quang Binh - Quang Tri - Thua Thien Hue - Da Nang - Quang Nam jointly organized a joint booth number 48, area A1, introducing tourism products of 5 localities to make an impression with the customers. The design is open, modern, sophisticated and friendly with the message "Amazing Central Heritage".

In addition to participating in joint activities of 5 localities, Quang Tri Investment, Trade and Tourism Promotion Agency will coordinate with Quang Tri Tourism Association and businesses to provide and introduce tourist information, local destinations, and at the same time, giving attractive promotional vouchers to visitors at the fair through minigames and animators held at the booth of the Inter-provincial Block of 05 provinces. Coming to the booth of Quang Tri province, visitors will be introduced to attractive tour packages, especially such as exploring the DMZ tour, experiencing night tours to feel the sacred and fanciful or coming to visit. In addition, when it comes to Quang Tri, it is indispensable for the unique cuisine of this sunny and windy land, such as buffalo meat with leaves, Bau Trang shrimp salad, spring rolls, etc.

It is expected that ITE HCMC 2022 will attract more than 22,000 visitors, of which 10,000 are commercial visitors and 12,000 are public visitors.


Author: Hà Anh

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