Deals worth 2 billion USD to be signed at tourism summit hinh anh 1The Travel & Tourism Summit will be held on December 5-6 to promote national tourism and seek opportunities to co-operate with foreign partners. (Photo:

Hanoi (VNS/VNA) -
Contracts worth 2 billion USD are expected to be signed between Vietnamese and international partners during the first Vietnam Travel & Tourism Summit.

The event will take place at the Intercontinental Landmark72 Hotel in Hanoi from December 5-6 in the framework of the Vietnam Economic Forum (ViEF) 2018. It is expected to attract 1,500 guests including managers, business operators, billionaires and experts.

The summit will be  hosted by the Private Sector Development Committee (PSD), the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST), the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board (TAB), and VnExpress newspaper.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc will moderate the sessions and witness the signing ceremonies between Vietnamese and international partners.

It is expected that Hanoi will sign a contract with CNN to produce films promoting Vietnamese tourism, and Malaysia’s AirAsia will cooperate with Vietnamese enterprise to develop low cost airline services in Vietnam.

The summit will offer opportunities for domestic and foreign businesses to learn about Vietnam’s strategies to develop tourism, as well as the challenges facing the national tourism industry.

It will include two key sessions titled Potential Opportunities and Strategic Planning for Sustainable Development Efficiency and Making Tourism a Spearhead Economic Sector of Vietnam, with reports and presentations delivered by prominent figures from TAB, Air Asia, World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), Boston Consulting Group (BCG), and others.

The delegates will discuss various issues such as restructuring and developing Vietnamese tourism in a high-quality and sustainable manner; promoting national tourism; improving visa policies to attract high-quality tourists; enhancing tourism management capacity; upgrading the quality of human resources; attracting foreign investment in tourism; and applying high technology in tourism development and management.

On the occasion, a photo exhibition featuring destinations with potential for tourism in Vietnam will be held.-VNS/VNA