Vietnam International Travel Mart 2022 opens in Da Nang

The 2022 Vietnam International Travel Mart, themed “Sea, island and coastal tourism”, officially opened in the central city of Da Nang on December 9.
The 2022 VITM features more than 350 pavilions from domestic participants and about 50 others from foreign countries. (Photo: NDO)
The 2022 VITM features more than 350 pavilions from domestic participants and about 50 others from foreign countries. (Photo: NDO)

The mart acts as a bridge to turn Da Nang in particular and the central region in general, into a leading tourism centre in Vietnam and the region.

Speaking at the opening ceremony for the fair, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Doan Van Viet emphasised, that after nearly nine months of reopening fully, Vietnam’s tourism industry has gradually recovered and developed with many positive signals.

Since the beginning of the year, the country welcomed 2.7 million international visitors, served nearly 100 million domestic tourists and earned a total of over 457 trillion VND (more than 19.4 billion USD).

According to the Deputy Minister, the above results were thanks to the attention and direction from the Party and State leaders, as well as the joint efforts and great contributions of the whole sector, authorities from central to local levels, the associations and the business community.

The VITM 2022 is a professional playground and a chance for travel businesses, destinations and localities, in the central region in particular and the whole country in general, to meet, grasp information and seek more cooperation and development opportunities for the new period, added Deputy Minister Vietnam.

Vietnam International Travel Mart 2022 opens in Da Nang ảnh 1

The VITM 2022 is expected to attract a large number of visitors. (Photo: baovanhoa.vn)

The VITM 2022 features more than 350 pavilions by enterprises and tourism promotion agencies, from over 50 provinces and cities around the country and about 50 others from foreign countries including the Republic of Korea, Japan, Malaysia, Thailand, the US and Australia.

The event is expected to welcome about 2,000 Vietnamese and international businesses, as well as around 30,000 Vietnamese and foreign guests, to visit and purchase products at the fair.

The highlight of the mart will be a seminar themed “Sea and island tourism in Vietnam – opportunity, challenges and solutions”. This will be an important activity that reflected the companionship of travel businesses around the country, in the implementation of the Party Central Committee’s Resolution No.36, on a Strategy for sustainable development of Vietnam's marine economy to 2030, with a vision to 2045.

In addition, a wide variety of other conferences will be held during the three-day event.

NDO