The annual International Travel Expo scheduled for
September 30 to October 2 in HCMC’s District 7 will highlight river tourism and
health tourism in the city as well as the world heritage sites in the country,
the organizer said.
Nguyen Bao Anh, deputy head of the Tourism Promotion Division under HCMC’s
Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, said that the organizing committee
would set up booths to promote above-mentioned products and tourist sites
alongside the booths of tourism service providers.
The event at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center will also incorporate a
conference to promote destinations of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia with a focus on
river tourism with an aim to link up the river routes of the three countries.
Under the theme “Cambodia, Laos, Vietnam - Three Countries, One Destination,”
the travel expo will feature a tourism exhibition, meetings between travel
buyers and sellers, free-show tours and seminars. The expo will also include the
ASEAN Tourism Investment Forum.
The event organizers are the city’s Tourism Department, IIR Exhibitions Pte Ltd
Anh said 266 tourism service buyers from 43 countries put their names down to
join the travel expo.
Up to now, 62 exhibitors have booked booths at the expo, including tourism
service providers and provincial tourism promotion departments from Binh Thuan,
Thua Thien-Hue, Quang Nam, Khanh Hoa, Lam Dong, and foreign tourism promotion
departments of India, Cambodia, Taiwan, and South Korea. Anh said the organizing
committee would continue to receive registrations of exhibitors.
In addition, five international media agencies named Travel News Weekly/Travel
World (China), MICE in Asia (Malaysia), Travel for Life (Russia) and CNN
Traveler (America) have registered to join the expo.
The city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism is asking international
airlines like Vietnam Airlines, Philippine Airlines, Singapore Airlines, and
Turkish Airlines to support guests and organize familiarization trips during the