Thursday, August 25, 2016

12th ITE HCMC at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh, Vietnam this September 8 to 10



Vietnam’s largest & most established travel event ITE HCMC returns for the 12th Year.

The three-day event is expected to host over 30,000 international and local trade buyers, travel professionals, and public visitors, including for the first time, a group of widely popular international bloggers.

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THE ITE HCMC THIS SEPTEMBER 2016

The International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City 2016 (ITE HCMC), the largest and most established travel event in Vietnam, will be back for its 12th edition from September 8 to 10, 2016.

The expo, taking place at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center, is the prime platform for both local and international companies to collaborate and discuss inbound and outbound tourism.

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International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City 2016 (ITE HCMC)
September 8 to 9, 2016 (Trade Visitors) 
10 September 2016 (Trade and Public Visitors) 
9 AM – 5 PM
Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre (SECC)

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THE VIETNAMESE GOVERNMENT
SUPPORTS ITE HCMC



The ITE HCMC 2016 is endorsed by the Ministry of Culture, Sports & Tourism, Vietnam, as well as the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City. It's also supported by:

1) The Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia; Ministry of Information, Culture and Tourism, Lao PDR
2) The Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, Myanmar
3) The Ministry of Tourism and Sports, Kingdom of Thailand

ORGANIZERS OF ITE HCMC 



ITE HCMC 2016 is organised by:

1) The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism
2) The Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism
3) VINEXAD – Vietnam Trade Fair & Advertising Co
4) Informa Exhibitions

ACMECS RESPONSIBLE TOURISM FORUM

Among the highlights of the expo is the ACMECS Responsible Tourism Forum on September 7, organised by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Vietnam in collaboration with the People's Committee of Ho Chi Minh City.

ACMECS refers to the Ayeyawady-Chao Phraya-Mekong Economic Cooperation Strategy, a political, economic and cultural organisation whose members include Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam.

The Forum aims to further promote the development of ACMECS, as well as to confirm the role, status and accountability of the tourism industry to the environment, community, society and the region. 

ASEAN TOURISM MINISTERS



The event is honoured to receive the participation of the Tourism Ministers of the ACMECS countries, as well as other ASEAN countries, and also representatives from the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

OTHER EVENT HIGHLIGHTS:
THE MEKONG TOURISM ALLIANCE AWARDS
(MTAA)

Apart from buyer-seller meetings, business matching service, and tourism seminars, the 8th edition of the Mekong Tourism Alliance Awards (MTAA) will also be held on September 7 at GEM Center, Ho Chi Minh City.

Proudly supported by the countries’ respective tourism ministries, the MTAA is a recognition of the excellent services in the tourism and hospitality industry in the Mekong region (Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam).



AWARD CATEGORIES AT MTAA

Award categories include: 
The Best Airline of the Year
The Best Outbound Travel Operator of the Year
The Best Inbound Travel Operator of the Year
The Best Five-star Hotel of the Year
The Best Resort of the Year
The Best Tourism Website of the Year
Broadcast Excellence Award for Destination Promotion
The Best Festival of the Year

EXHIBITORS & GUESTS



Exhibitors include airlines, hotels and resorts, tour companies and travel representatives from countries like Brunei, Cambodia, Germany, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, Netherlands, the Philippines, Russia, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, Turkey, United Arab Emirates and Vietnam, and many more.


PARTICIPANTS FROM THE 
PROVINCES OF VIETNAM


Participating from Vietnam are the provinces: 

An Giang
Ba Ria – Vung Tau
Bac Lieu
Ben Tre
Binh Dinh
Ca Mau
Can Tho
Da Nang
Dong Thap
Hau Giang
Khanh Hoa
Kien Giang
Lam Dong
Long An
Ninh Binh
Quang Nam
Tien Giang
Thua Thien Hue
Tra Vinh
Vinh Long

HOSTED BUYERS FROM OVERSEAS


Among the trade visitors expected are 200 international hosted buyers from the following countries:

Australia
Canada
China
France
Germany
Hong Kong
India
Indonesia
Italy
Japan
Korea
New Zealand
Philippines
Russia
Singapore
Spain
Turkey
United Arab Emirates
United Kingdom 
United States 

REGIONAL BUYERS AT ITE HCMC

There will also be a total of 100 Regional Buyers from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand and Vietnam. Joining them are the media from prominent international lifestyle and trade print media, digital media, TV broadcast crews, and travel bloggers.



PROMOTING THE ESSENCE OF VIETNAM
AND ITS TIMELESS CHARM

Anh Hoa, Deputy Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, Deputy Head of ITE HCMC Organizing Committee said: “We are expecting 15% more sellers and buyers at ITE HCMC this 2016, so everyone from our hosted buyers to trade and public visitors can anticipate a bumper crop of fascinating destinations, exciting tourism activities, as well as attractive travel packages."

She added: "Hundreds of trade professionals will be descending on our humble city; my colleagues and I, as well as residents of Ho Chi Minh City, welcome you with our warmest hospitality.”



Jack Wei, the General Manager of Informa Exhibitions, added: “This year’s ITE HCMC is particularly special as we are hosting at the expo a group of outstanding and very popular travel bloggers from countries like Denmark, Finland, France, Norway and the UK. They will share their experiences on their social media accounts, allowing more people in the world to understand better the extraordinary beauty of Vietnam, bringing into vivid colour the true essence of Vietnam – Timeless Charm.”

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