The 2015 Vietnam International Tourism Mart (VITM) will take place in Hanoi from April 3-6, with the opening ceremony held on late April 2.

Themed “Vietnam – The Land of Heritages”, the third VITM intends to popularise Vietnam’s UNESCO-recognised heritage sites and attractions to travellers at home and abroad. It will feature 355 booths of Vietnamese travel agencies, hotels, tourism offices and airlines.

Travel agents, tour operators and hotels from 24 other nations and territories will also showcase their products and services at 141 booths.

A series of activities, including seminars, cultural performances and traditional culinary demonstrations, will be organised during the biggest international tourism event of the year in Vietnam.

On this occasion, airlines plan to offer around 15,000 discount tickets, priced from 190,000 VND (8.93 USD) for international flights and from 333,000 VND (15.50 USD) for domestic flights.

Also on offer are 8,000 tours with discounts up to 50 percent, 600 hotel and restaurant coupons, and a variety of lucky draws aiming to promote domestic tourism.

Deputy Director of the Vietravel Company Tran Tuan Anh said that during the event, the company will provide customers with tours to both domestic and foreign destinations with discounts up to 52 percent.

Meanwhile, Hanoi Red Tours will offer hundreds of zero-profit promotion tours. At this year’s fair, besides familiar places like Thailand, Malaysia, Cambodia and Singapore, the company will offer tours to new and attractive destinations such as the Philippines and Kenya. It will also organise more tours to Vietnam’s tourism attractions, including Da Nang, Can Tho, Quy Nhon and Tuy Hoa. The company expects to provide services for around 2,500 people during the event.

Most of Saigontourist’s products offered at the VITM 2015 will focus on the theme “Vietnam – The Land of Heritages”, with tours to the localities which are home to UNESCO-recognised natural and cultural heritages, such as Hanoi, Quang Ninh, Ninh Binh, Thanh Hoa, Quang Binh and Thua Thien-Hue.

On the 40 th anniversary of the Liberation of the South and National Reunification, the travel company offers tours to Ho Chi Minh City and the southwest region as well as to the Da Nang International Fireworks Competition and the Ha Long Carnival Festival.-VNA