HCM City to host int’l travel expo in September hinh anh 1At the press conference (Source: http://www.sggp.org.vn)

HCM City (VNA) – The 15th International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City  (ITE HCMC 2019) will take place at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) from September 5-7, heard a press conference in the city on August 27.

The event is expected to attract exhibitors from 40 countries and territories.

So far, 45 travel agencies nationwide have registered to introduce their products in 315 booths, focusing on destinations and tourism products in Vietnam and Asia-Pacific.

The event, which will also see feature travel agencies from West Europe, Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, the US, Australia, New Zealand and the Middle East, will offer a good chance for new tourism agencies to promote themselves and seek partners.

Vice Director of the municipal Tourism Promotion Centre Nguyen Cam Tu said ITE HCMC 2019 will help update new tourism trends and in-depth knowledge related to tourism development.

DUring the expo, tourism connection and tourism startup forums, a seminar on smart tourism development, conferences to promote tourism cooperation between Vietnam with Russia and the Middle East will all be held, aiming to foster sustainable tourism in the Mekong River basin.

The ITE HCMC 2019, the largest event of its kind in the Mekong sub-region, is hoped to draw 35,000 visitors.

It is annually hosted by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism with the support of the Tourism Alliance of five countries (Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand) in the Mekong River basin.-VNA