Vietnam International Travel Tourism Mart 2019 spotlights green trend
Updated : Saturday, January 12, 2019 10:20 AM (GMT+0700)

Green tourism will bethe main theme of the Vietnam International Travel Mart (VITM) 2019, which isscheduled for March 27 – 30 in Hanoi.

Illustrative image - Source: VNA

Organised by Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA), the annualexpo has so far received registration from businesses and travel managementagencies across 39 provinces and cities nationwide as well as 22 countries andterritories worldwide.  

Participating booths are expected to offer more than 18,000tour packages and 40,000 air tickets with special discounts at the event.

The mart also covers forums, including one on green tourism,which will attract some 1,000 participants from public agencies, businesses anduniversities.

A forum on Vietnam’s outbound tourism will discuss hot topicsin sending tourists overseas, in the context of the number of Vietnamesetravelling to foreign countries increasing by 15-20 percent annually.

A forum on tourism jobs will also take place, with theparticipation of leading experts and successful businesspeople. It aims to helpstudents gain career advice in the sector, which has a workforce lacking inboth quality and quantity.  

The VITM 2019 will include road shows and programmesintroducing destinations at home and abroad, an international street foodfestival, signing ceremonies for several cooperation deals and artperformances.

VITA Vice Chairman Vu The Binh estimated that VITM willattract 85,000 visitors this year. Last year, it received 80,000.

The mart will take place at the International Exhibition Centre,91 Tran Hung Dao Street.

Source: VNA

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