Vietnam international travel mart features thousands of promotional tours

Wednesday, 2019-03-27 16:51:57
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NDO – The 2019 Vietnam International Travel Mart officially opened at the Vietnam – Soviet Friendship Labour Cultural Palace in Hanoi on March 27, offering 40,000 cheap air tickets and 18,000 promotional package tours.

The opening ceremony for the event was attended by Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam.

VITM Hanoi 2019 features 500 pavilions by 710 travel businesses from 27 countries and territories worldwide. The Republic of Peru and the Democratic People's Republic of Korea (DPRK) participated in the event for the first time.

Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam and delegates are visiting the pavilions. (Photo: NDO)

With the theme of ‘Green Tourism’, the mart aims to respond to the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development set by the United Nations.

Accordingly, tourism enterprises will have the opportunity to introduce their green tourism products, such as ecotourism, community tourism and agricultural products, as well as initiatives in environmental protection and climate change adaptation in tourism.

Speaking at the ceremony, Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien noted that the 2019 VITM highlighted the development trend of tourism in the future.

It has become an open forum with numerous activities, offering a good chance for domestic and international travel businesses to exchange business opportunities in the near future, he added.

Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien speaking at the event. (Photo: NDO)

A wide variety of attractive activities will also be held during the four-day travel mart, including a forum themed ‘Green Tourism’, a ceremony to honour outstanding individuals and enterprises in the tourism field in 2018, a seminar on ‘Vietnamese tourism with the industrial revolution 4.0’ and art performances by many delegations from Vietnam and other nations.

This year’s VITM is expected to attract over 85,000 visitors.

Visitors at the booths of Vietnam Airlines and Jestar Pacific (Photo: NDO)