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 September 12 and 14. The first two days of the exhibition are open only to trade visitors, with public visitors welcome to join the event on September 14.
It will showcase over 300 exhibitors from over 50 destinations with more than 18,000 international, regional and local trade and public visitors. The event provides a platform to launch inbound and outbound travel businesses in Vietnam and the Mekong region. This year, the exhibition returns bigger and busier with more regional and international exhibitors, housing more seller companies and attracting a wider range of travel products and services.
Country and city pavilions participating 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; and Vietnam Timeless Charm.
“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,” said Vice Minister H.E Ho Anh Tuan of the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, Socialist Republic of Vietnam.
This only national travel event with international standing in Vietnam, is also proud to announce that Thailand, will be joining the Mekong Tourism Alliance together with Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Vietnnam - this endorses ITE HCMC 2013’s theme of: Five Countries a Single Destination.
Organising committee of the event comprises of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, VINEXAD and Informa Exhibitions.