Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – The largest and most established travel exhibition in Vietnam and the Mekong region is back! The International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City – ITE HCMC is growing faster than ever with confirmed new and repeat exhibitors creating the largest show to date.
The 9th edition of ITE HCMC 2013 is set to cover 5,000 square metres at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Centre in Ho Chi Minh City, and will be held from the 12th to 14th September 2013. The first two days of the exhibition will be opened only to trade visitors, with public visitors welcome to join the event on Saturday, 14th September 2013.
ITE HCMC 2013 will showcase over 300 exhibiting organisations from over 50 destinations with more than 18,000 international, regional and local trade and public visitors. The exhibition provides an excellent platform to launch inbound and outbound travel businesses in Vietnam and the Mekong region. The exhibition will return bigger and busier with more regional and international exhibitors, housing more seller companies and attracting a wider range of travel products and services.
Some featuring Country and City Pavilions include; Visit Berlin – Germany, Korea Be Inspired, Wonderful Indonesia, Taiwan the Heart of Asia, Amazing Thailand, It’s More Fun in the Philippines, Sabah Best of Borneo – Malaysia, Cambodia Kingdom of Wonder, Laos Simply Beautiful, Mystical Myanmar, Vietnam Timeless Charm and many more.
ITE HCMC is declared as the only national travel event with international standing in Vietnam. This year, ITE HCMC is proud to announce that Thailand will be joining the Mekong Tourism Alliance together with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnam to endorse this event and form the theme: “5 Countries – A Single Destination”.
The organising committee comprises of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, VINEXAD and Informa Exhibitions has put together a series of new and exciting features and programmes for the exhibition, catering to tourism industry professionals, dignitaries, ministries and the general public.
“ITE HCMC has also become a recognised platform for destinations and organisations from the Asia Pacific region and beyond to promote tourism and business exchange for their respective countries.”
Vice Minister H.E Ho Anh Tuan, Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
The exhibition will feature key programmes including ACMECS Tourism Ministerial Conference, Lower Mekong Subregion Tourism City Mayor’s Conference, Hosted Buyer Programme, Hosted Media Programme, Seminars on Key Market Perspectives, Lucky Draws, Special Performances and the Mekong Tourism Alliance Awards.
For more information about this exhibition, please visit www.itehcmc.com.
Ms. Theodora Soh
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About ITE HCMC
Established in 2005, ITE HCMC has been regarded as Vietnam’s foremost tourism trade event. ITE HCMC is an excellent platform that serves as the leading powerhouse in presenting products and services in the Mekong and wide showcases of travel products from countries and cities in the Asia Pacific and beyond. In 2008, it was conferred the status of Vietnam’s only travel trade event by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Vietnam. Held at the Exhibition Centre, Ho Chi Minh City, ITE HCMC 2009 launched “Three Countries One Destination” concept (3CODe) – the three countries being Cambodia, Laos and Vietnam. ITE HCMC is an annual travel exhibition presenting the perfect platform for both local and international companies to collaborate and discuss inbound and outbound tourism in Vietnam and the Mekong Region.
About the Organising Committee
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT)
A governmental agency which exercises the state management of tourist operations and activities throughout Vietnam. It has full control in terms of business development, planning, public relations, personnel training, conducting research, instructing and inspecting the implementation of policies and other regulations in the tourism sector.
HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism
A city government organisation, responsible for tourist related business administration and management. Some core functions of this department is in the support of travel business activities through the organisation of events that will promote the city’s destination and enhance its image.
Vietnam Trade Fair & Advertising Joint Stock Company (VINEXAD)
A state owned company belonging to the Ministry of Industry & Trade. They are responsible for the coordination and implementation of trade promotion activities through the organisation of exhibitions, trade fairs and the like in Vietnam and participating in international exhibitions.
Informa Exhibitions Pte Ltd
With over 150 offices in more than 45 countries, employing over 9,500 staff around the world, Informa Group produces over 12,000 events and training courses, 45,000 book titles, 2,000 subscription-based information services including academic journals, magazines, newsletters, real-time information and news services, unparalleled performance improvement solutions, and hundreds of exceptional brands in 70 countries.