International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City – ITE HCMC 2022: A breakthrough step to attract international visitors to Vietnam
Update: Jun 16, 2022
(TITC) According to the announcement from the Organisation Board, the 16th International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City – ITE HCMC 2022 with the theme: “Growing Forward Together” will take place in 3 days, from 08th to 10th September 2022 at Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City. The event makes a breakthrough and contributes to attract international visitors to Vietnam.
According to Ms. Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, “In the context of tourism reopening post COVID-19, the ITE HCMC 2022 is one of the significant activities to accelerate international media and promote the Vietnam tourism to the world. We are actively inviting partners, groups, quality international buyers, as well as domestic and international tourism businesses to attend, promising to bring abundant sources of international visitors from traditional markets as well as new markets to Vietnam in the upcoming time. With the innovation in the way of organising, the expo will remain attractive as a large and prestigious annual international destination for tourism trade in Vietnam and the lower Mekong region”.
After 2 years of the pandemic, this is an opportunity to promote the image of the country, people of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City to visitors within the country and internationally, at the same time, it is an event for travel and tourism businesses to reconnect services, creating a better supply - demand. With the expansion in scale as well as the quality, along with the application of information technology, online transactions, the expo will become a bright focal point for promoting inbound tourism.
The expo is expected to welcome dozens of thousands of visitors, international, buyers and exhibitors coming to cooperate and seek breakthrough development opportunities in the post-pandemic tourism industry. The expo will offer a series of attractive tourism packages, promotional flight tickets, art performance shows and gifts for visitors attending the event.
According to the Organisation Board, domestic and international tourism businesses participating in the ITE HCMC 2022 will receive favourable preferentials. In particular, domestic units will have to 50% in price subsidy, international units will have 15%. 
Within 3 days of event, there are highlightactivities: Vietnam Night "The Essence of Vietnamese Rice"; Korean Night; Vietnam MICE Tourism Forum; Workshop to introduce tourism markets; Workshop on enhancing digital transformation and communication on digital platforms; ITE HCMC Tourism Award 2022; Journalism Award for Ho Chi Minh City Tourism and Tourism Consumption Day for the public.