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Beginning in 2023, ITE HCMC will put an emphasis on connection and sustainability.

Beginning in 2023, ITE HCMC will put an emphasis on connection and sustainability.

The Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre (SECC) hosted the 17th International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City 2023 (ITE HCMC 2023) from September 7-9, 2023. The occasion, which ranks among the top tourism trade promotion activities in Vietnam, aims to open the door for sustainable growth in the nation’s expanding travel sector.

More than 3,500 participants from 45 provinces and towns and 42 nations and territories participated in the event, reiterating ITE HCMC’s status as the biggest tourism exhibition in the Mekong region.

A distinguished group of guests, including Mr. Nguyen Minh Triet, a former member of the Politburo and former president, Mr. Truong Hoa Binh, a former member of the Politburo and a former permanent deputy prime minister of the government, Mr. Nguyen Thien Nhan, a former member of the Politburo and a former secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee, Ms. Dang Thi Ngoc Thinh, a former

ITE HCMC 2023 also had the distinction of hosting guests from nearby nations, such as officials from the Tourism Authorities of Thailand, Laos, Cambodia, and the Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism of Cambodia.

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Chairman, Phan Van Mai, emphasized the tourism industry’s encouraging signals of recovery. Over 87 million tourists visited Vietnam in the first eight months of 2023, accounting for 70% of the total number of visitors in 2019. Of them, 7.8 million were foreigners, representing a stunning 5.4-fold increase over the same period in 2022. More than VND 482 trillion was earned from tourism overall. During the same time period, Ho Chi Minh City alone welcomed nearly 25 million people, which was 63% more than in 2019. The number of foreign visitors increased by 105.2% when compared to 2022, and the city’s tourism industry generated more than VND 100,000 billion.

These accomplishments are a result of recent international cooperation on cross-border travel. In order to increase the number of foreign tourists visiting Vietnam, promote cross-border travel, and maximize tourism revenue, Mr. Mai emphasized the critical role that ITE HCMC plays in facilitating trade relations between Vietnamese tourism enterprises, enterprises from Mekong delta countries, and companies from both established and emerging global markets.

Over 3,500 participants from 44 Vietnamese provinces and 41 other nations and territories attended this year’s ITE HCMC, which has as its subject “Connectivity, Growth, Sustainability,” and offers a wide range of professional events. The conference covers urgent topics such digital transformation, reorganizing human resources, destination marketing, communication strategies, enhancing the competitiveness and quality of tourism services, green tourism trends, medical tourism, and sports tourism.

Source- Travel daily

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