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Opening of the 11th International Travel Expo HCMC 2015 - (15/09/2015)

( On 9 Sept 2015 evening, the opening ceremony of the 11th International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City 2015 (ITE HCMC) took place at GEM Center. Tourism Ministers of ASEAN countries, the mayor of Phnom Penh, Vientiane, Yangon, Bangkok and Mr Nguyen Thanh Tam – Deputy Chairman of the Binh Thuan People's Committee attended this event .

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Organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and Ho Chi Minh City People's Committee, ITE-HCMC is an annual event considered as a key activity of the tourism industry in Vietnam. ITE-HCMC 2015 has the presence of more than 220 international buyers and 100 surroundings buyers from travel agents of the 5 countries Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand. It is expected that the expo would attract more than 25,000 visitors, the size would increase approximately 20-30%.
The event included many important activities, such as the agenda of the ministers, the Mayor, VIP guests from the participating countries; The program to disscus and sign bilateral cooperation documents between the Minister who is in charge of Vietnam tourism and the ASEAN countries held on 9 Sept 2015. Besides that, the workshops, conferences and relating promotion forums, the GMS workshop on Development Cooperation with the theme " Mekong Heritage Road: Quang Nam - Siemreap - Luanprabang - Chiangmai - Bagan " took place from 13:00 pm, 9 Sept 2015 in Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center; Workshop establishing the annual report on international tourists source to Vietnam took place on the morning of 10 Sept 2015; Conference introducing tourism market of Germany, France, Britain, Spain, Italy, Indonesia, India took place in two days 10-11 Sept 2015…
At the opening ceremony, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Hoang Tuan Anh said: "Over 10 times organizations with proactive efforts, positiveness and professionalism is enhanced, the activities within the framework of ITE HCMC with increasingly diversified, expanded size, more efficient quality operations is one of the leading national tourism events held in Vietnam”. Vice Chairman of the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City - Nguyen Thi Hong said that with the enthusiastic support and active cooperation of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, ITE HCMC had become a brand not only of Vietnam but also of the Lower Mekong region. This would be a great festival of foreign travel enterprises with many opportunities to get information, connect and establish long-term cooperation.

(Photo: Thien Loan)

According to the organizers, within the expo framework, international buyers and press will examine the island tourism and river tourism types in some key tourist destinations in Vietnam such as Cu Chi, Da Lat, Nha Trang, Phan Thiet, Tien Giang. In particular, international newspaper group will has a Ho Chi Minh City tour and survey Nhieu Loc - Thi Nghe urban waterway, which was operated in early September 2015. On this occasion, the organizers also awarded the Seventh International Mekong Tourism 2015 to honor businesses that come from 5 countries of the Mekong river subregion that have many outstanding contributions to the tourism industry
Xuan Hoan
Source: Thien Loan


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