On the morning of September 08th, at Sai Gon Exhibition and Convention Center (District 7, Ho Chi Minh City), Ministry of Sports and Tourism and People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City co-hosted opening ceremony of the 16th Ho Chi Minh City International Tourism Fair in 2022 (ITE HCMC 2022) with the title “Standing together, moving forward together”.
The ITE HCMC 2022 takes place from September 8 to 10, 2022, bringing together more than 1,500 delegates from more than 45 provinces and cities of Vietnam and 25 countries and territories, with many specific activities. It is expected to find solutions to the problems of concern will be found such as in-depth tourist development, quality of services and values to tourists, digital transformation enhancement, etc. toward common targets including fast and sustainable tourist recovery that would then contribute to strengthen solidarity and cultural exchange among countries.
The Fair of ITE HCMC 2022 has been the only international tourist event in Vietnam, in which buyers have been foreigners. That would bring opportunities to international tourist enterprises for market expansion as well as tourist counterparts searching in Vietnam and the Mekong River downstream. Passing through consultant process with leading enterprises in terms of aviation and tourism in Vietnam, the Fair of ITE HCMC 2022 chose and invited 150 foreign buyers from 18 countries and territories which have been key and potential inbound tourism markets to Vietnam (including the US, Australia, the UK, France, Italia, Russia, Romania, Poland, Japan, Korea, Indian, Thailand, Singapore, Indonesia, Malaysia, the Philippines and Kuwait). Through that approach, the Fair has been expected to open over 6,000 B2B appointments among buyers and units attending the exhibition.
In order to boost up the city’s tourism development, Hai Phong Tourism Department designated its officials to attend the Fair with participation of Mr. Le Khac Nam, Vice Chairman of Hai Phong City People’s Committee, and leadership representatives of relevant departments, agencies, and units, and 08 enterprises doing tourism business in the city’s area, such as hotels (The Shine, Hotel Perled’Orient Cat Ba, Flamingo Cat Ba Resort Complex, Heritage Cruises JS Company, Hon Dau International Tourism JS Company, Hai Phong International Tourism Joint Venture Company, Vietnam Star Cruise Investment JS Company, and Hai Phong Branch of Hanoi Tourism Investment JS Company).
At the Fair, Hai Phong City’s exhibition booth displayed photos, documentaries, and promotional leaflets about tourism, in which key tourist attractions such as Cat Ba, Do Son, and major tourist attractions in the city were displayed. This is an opportunity to promote the tourism of Hai Phong City to domestic and foreign friends as well as the city’s tourism business to introduce them and market their tourist products and services. At the same time, looking for opportunities for cooperation in tourism development.