Vietnam International Travel Mart kicks off in Hanoi hinh anh 1At the tourism mart (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2017 officially kicked off on April 5 at the International Exhibition Centre in Hanoi.

Themed “Hanoi – Destination of Vietnamese tourism”, the fair showed businesses’ support for Hanoi’s efforts to promote tourism as its key economy, said Vu The Binh, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association and head of the organising board.

He added that most of products at the event focus on promoting tourism of the capital city, helping to attract more tourists to Hanoi. 


The event saw the participation of over 650 enterprises and tourism agencies from 43 cities and provinces of Vietnam and 25 countries and territories around the world.

Besides traditional markets such as Japan, the Republic of Korea, Western Europe and ASEAN, the fair welcomed travel firms from the US Tourism Association.

US travel enterprises will have a meeting with Vietnamese travel companies and sign a cooperation deal with the Vietnam Tourism Association. The deal is expected to help Vietnamese travel companies attract more American tourists as well as open up more opportunities for Vietnamese to travel to the US. 

Additionally, there will be more than 150,000 low-cost air tickets and 15,000 package tours at reasonable prices offered by travel companies and airlines at the fair.- VNA