First online tourist portal launched hinh anh 1Screen shot of website (Source: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The online tourist portal was officially debuted on April 11 on the threshold of the 2016 Vietnam International Tourism Mart (VITM).

This is the first website for the tourism sector where people can conduct transactions on tours, hotels and air tickets.

During the VITM 2016, participating enterprises, including tour operators, hotel owners and airlines, can offer their promotion products on the website, so people will have a chance to buy cheap tickets and attractive tours without queuing up at the mart.

According to Vu The Binh, Vice President of the Vietnam Tourism Association (VTA) – the sponsor of the VITM, there are currently 18 businesses registered to participate in the online transaction portal, with a commitment to fairly dividing their products for the two channels.

The VTA also launched the Vietnam’s most attractive destinations in 2015 Award on the website in order to honour favourite outstanding places.

The results are based on votes by tourism journalists and the public on the website, and by the evaluation of the association’s professional board.

The winners of the award will be announced at the opening ceremony of the VITM 2016 on April 13.

The VITM 2016 will take place in Hanoi from April 14-17 under the theme of “Vietnam – The paradise of sea and island tourism”. A total of 20,000 promotional air tickets and 15,000 tours will be offered at the event.-VNA