At the VITM 2014 (Source: vietnamplus)

Hanoi (VNA) – Tens of thousands of low cost air fares and tourism packages will be offered at the Vietnam International Travel Mart – VITM Hanoi 2016, to be opened in Hanoi from April 14-17.

Themed “ Vietnam – The paradise of sea and island tourism”, this year’s event will introduce to visitors thousands of the country’s tourism products, particularly sea and island tourism.

It is expected to see the participation of 3,000 enterprises and approximately 62,000 visitors.

A web portal will also be introduced during the event, aimed at helping tourism agencies promote and sell their products while facilitating tourists’ selection of the most appropriate packages for them.

Key tourist destinations that will be highlighted during the exhibition are Hanoi , the Northwest Region and the Central Highlands – South Central Region.

The annual fair aims to draw more international tourists to Vietnam , as well as increase the number of domestic visitors to sea and island areas.

VITM Hanoi 2016 is set to boost three sectors of tourism - Inbound, Domestic & Outbound.

The participating enterprises will meet, discuss and sign cooperation contracts on the first day of the event. The last three days will be open for public.

With a population of over 90 million, Vietnam has become an emerging outbound market.

More than 5 million Vietnamese travel overseas annually, representing a growth rate of 15 percent. Many countries have eyed Vietnam as their new source market.-VNA