Hanoi to host Vietnam International Travel Mart in November hinh anh 1At the Vietnam International Travel Mart 2019 (Photo: the organiser)

Hanoi (VNA) - The Vietnam International Travel Mart 2020 (VITM) is scheduled to take place from November 18-21 after being postponed twice due to COVID-19.

Held at the Vietnam-Soviet Friendship Cultural Palace, the event will feature about 300 stalls run by tourism businesses as well as tourism management and promotion agencies from 54 provinces and cities nationwide.

In response to the new situation, its theme will be changed from “Heritage - Power of Vietnam Tourism” to “Digital transformation boosts Vietnamese tourism’s development”.

The fair was initially rescheduled from April 1-4 to May 14-17 and then August 12-15 due to the pandemic.

The previous edition of the VITM welcomed some 65,000 visitors, of whom about 29,300 booked tours right at the fair, helping the participating enterprises earn around 322.3 billion VND (13.8 million USD).

As of September 17 morning, Vietnam has gone through 15 straight days without any coronavirus infections in the community, according to the National Steering Committee for COVID-19 Prevention and Control.

The country has so far confirmed 1,063 SARS-CoV-2 infections. Of the total, 691 were infected with the virus domestically, including 551 linked with central Da Nang city since the latest coronavirus wave broke out there on July 25. As many as 936 patients have recovered, while 35 died from complications related to the disease./.