ITE HCMC 2017 Sets for further tourism growth as Vietnam’s Key Economic Sector

The International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) 2017 now in its 13th edition the largest and most established annual international travel trade event in the Mekong sub-region.

The 13th ITE HCMC will be held from September 7 to 9 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam organised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT); Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism; Informa Exhibitions Pte Ltd; and the Vietnam Trade Fair & Advertising Joint Stock (VINEXAD) and is endorsed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, Vietnam, and the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee.

Bui Ta Hoang Vu, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, and Chairman of the Organising Committee said, “ITE HCMC 2017, themed ‘Your Gateway to Tourism in Asia’, is celebrated with the 50th Anniversary of the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (ASEAN). Delivering products that enhance the tourism competitiveness of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City is at the heart of ITE HCMC this year. With that in mind, the ITE HCMC Organising Committee has dedicated to improving the quality and content of event, bringing new and exciting activities for the participants.”

The ITE HCMC 2017 Organising Committee has invested to expand the total area of exhibitions of scale, with an increase of 15 per cent as compared to 2016, for the 300 exhibition booths. The expo attracts a wide range of international and local travel companies from 25 countries.

This year sees the strong continued participation of international promotion agencies such as the Indian Tourism; Japan National Tourism Organisation (JNTO); Korea Tourism Organisation (KTO); Kyushu Tourism Promotion Organisation (KTPO); Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lao PDR; Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia; Penang Global Tourism (PGT); Taiwan Tourism; Tokyo Convention & Visitors Bureau (TCVB); Tourism Authority of Thailand; Tourism Promotion Organisation for Asia Pacific Cities (TPO); Turkish Embassy Tourism and Information Office; the Union of Myanmar Travel Association (UMTA); and the Wuhan Tourism Development & Investment Group Swan International Travel Service (China).

ITE HCMC this year also attracts a number of international tourism enterprises seeking business and cooperation opportunities in the Vietnamese market such as the Tour Diamond Company – Myanmar, Prince Hotel – Japan, Traveltek Travel Company – Australia, Plumeria Resort – Maldives, Kansai Airports – Japan, Aeroflot Russia Airlines – Russia, Resorts World Sentosa – Singapore, Daegu – Korea, and Japan Excellent Health Organization – Japan.

Along with the international tourism promotion agencies and businesses, hundreds of travel companies, large resort hotels, as well as small and medium enterprises from Ho Chi Minh City and other 30 provinces and cities in the country will also participate.

ITE HCMC 2017 has attracted professionals and representatives from more than 700 international travel companies. The Organising Committee and Advisory Board of the Hosted Buyers Programme have invited up to 300 international buyers from 40 countries and territories.

The third ACMECS Tourism Ministerial Conference will take place on September 7, 2017 aims to evaluate and assess the cooperation results in the tourism industry among ACMECS countries, and set specific cooperative directions in the coming years. The Conference will be attended by the Tourism Ministers of the ACMECS countries.

The Seminar on Developing MICE Tourism in Ho Chi Minh City (for buyers and international media), delivered by international experts, will present the unique strengths and sustainable development solutions for MICE tourism in Ho Chi Minh City.

The Seminars on Solutions to Attract More Chinese and Malaysian Tourists to Ho Chi Minh City will set the important foundation for assessing the potential Chinese and Malaysian markets.

The Vietnam-Italy Tourism Forum will focus on the key solutions to promote tourism cooperation between Vietnam and Italy in the coming years.

EVENT DETAILS

Dates

September 7 (Trade Visitors)

September 8 (Trade Visitors)

September 9 (Public & Visitors)

Venue:

Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC)