ite hcmc2016 logoThe Vietnam National Administration of Tourism welcomes international tourism and hospitality professionals and media in Ho Chi Minh City as the International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City 2016 (ITE HCMC), the largest and most established international travel event in Vietnam, takes place for the 12th edition from September 8 to 10 at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center.

ITE HCMC 2016 is organised by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism; Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism; VINEXAD – Vietnam Trade Fair & Advertising Co; and Informa Exhibitions.

The ITE HCMC 2016 is endorsed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, Vietnam, as well as the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City, and supported by the Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia; Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lao PDR; Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, Myanmar; and Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Kingdom of Thailand.

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On September 7, the ACMECS Responsible Tourism Forum will be organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam in collaboration with the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. ACMECS refers to the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy, a political, economic and cultural organisation whose members include Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Forum aims to further promote the development of ACMECS, as well as to confirm the role, status and accountability of the tourism industry to the environment, community, society and the region.

Apart from buyer-seller meetings and business matching services at ITE HCMC 2016, will also be tourism seminars on the following topics:

  • Ho Chi Minh City, the Next Hotspot of the MICE Tourism in ASEAN;
  • Dialogue on Tourism Development Cooperation Between Vietnam and EAEU;
  • Seminar on North American Outbound Travel Market to Vietnam;
  • Effective Connecting with Travel Bloggers and Destination Marketing Through New Digital Platforms;
  • Australian and New Zealand Outbound Travel Market to Vietnam.

Exhibitors include airlines, hotels and resorts, tour companies and travel representatives from countries like Cambodia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, and many more.

Among the trade visitors expected are 200 international Hosted Buyers from countries like Australia, Austria, China, Czech, France, Germany, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Italy, Japan, Korea, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malaysia, Monaco, Netherlands, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Singapore, Slovakia, South Africa, Spain, Turkey, the UAE, the UK, Ukraine and the US. There will also be a total of 100 Regional Buyers from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

Suat Tore representing ftnNEWS will be at the ITE HCMC 2016.