Take place in Ho Chi Minh City’s District 7 from September 7-9, the 13th annual International Tourism Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) will be the biggest tourism event ever held in the city.
This year’s ITE will feature 300 exhibitors compared to 280 last year, and 20 percent more foreign participants from 50 markets around the world, said by Bui Ta Hoang Vu, a senior tourism official.
Many tourism products and services in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam and other participating countries; incentive tours; gifts and entertainment shows are waiting for visitors.
ITE 2016 attracted 26,000 visitors and more than 3,600 deals were signed. The organizers, the tourism ministry and the local government expect those figures to rise by 15 percent this year.
As an official record, 376.000 foreign arrivals to Ho Chi Minh City in first 6 months of 2017, up 16 percent over the same period last year.
The city aims to attract six million foreign visitors this year after luring 5.2 million last year.0