Vietnam outbound tourism forum to be held at VITM hinh anh 1Tourists in Seoul (Source: scmp)
Hanoi (VNA) – The first “Vietnam Outbound Tourism – Opportunities and Challenges” forum will be held within the framework of the Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2019 scheduled for March 27-30 in Hanoi.

At a press conference in Hanoi on March 13, Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association Vu The Binh said Vietnam’s outbound tourism has been growing rapidly by 15-20 percent per year.

Via the forum, the organising board wants to improve outbound tourism activities to bring practical benefits to the country, he said.

VITM 2019, under the theme of “Green Tourism”, looks to popularise ecological, community-based, and agricultural tourism products; as well as environmental protection and climate change adaptation initiatives in the field.

Firms and state management agencies will have a chance to discuss green tourism and the role of the environment in the future of the sector.

The largest event at the VITM will be a forum on the theme “Green Tourism”, seeking methods to promote green and sustainable tourism initiatives. It is expected to attract 1,000 delegates.

Exhibitors from 25 countries and territories have registered to join VITM 2019. In particular, those from the Democratic People’s Republic of Korea and Peru will join the event for the first time. Up to 502 stalls are planned for.

The national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and budget Jetstar Pacific will offer a number of substantial promotions.

More than 100,000 low-cost fares and 18,000 package tours will be sold at the event.–VNA