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Hanoi (VNA) – The Food and Hotel Hanoi 2018 international exhibition kicked off in the capital city on November 28.

Permanent Vice President of the Vietnam Hotel Association Le Mai Khanh said the event has gathered over 150 firms from 20 countries and territories worldwide, providing a platform for them to seek partners, especially those in the northern region; expand markets; and improve their competitiveness towards the sustainable development of the food and tourism sector.

She said Vietnam’s tourism sector has been witnessing considerable growth, with a 20 percent rise year-on-year and 11.6 million tourist arrivals.

The number of hotels and restaurants has so far hit 26,800 with 532,000 individual rooms, growing 10 percent annually.

The three-day event has brought together prestigious brands in food, beverages, and hospitality equipment.

Foreign exhibitors from Russia, the US, Spain, and Singapore, such as Lutosa, Yuai, Unox, Syarikak, Mulwara Export, Meltique Beef, and Grupa Maspex, are showcasing their fruits and vegetables, cattle meat, seafood, tea and coffee, food materials, and processed foods.

Interior decor, kitchen utensils, laundry system, pastry and coffee making machines are also available.

A professional cooking and beverage competition, a food and hotel Hanoi barista workshop, and some specialised forums are also planned for the event. –VNA