Up to 400 Vietnamese and foreign tourist companies are expected to
attend the Vietnam International Travel Mart in Hanoi in April.
The four-day event from April 18 will feature travel specials from agents, tour operators, airlines, hotels and resorts.
The event will help mark National Tourism Year 2013: Song Hong (Red River) Delta-Hai Phong.
Vietnam Tourism Association Vice President Vu The Binh said foreign
travel agents from the Republic of Korea, Thailand, Taiwan,
Malaysia, Singapore, Japan, Indonesia, France and Australia
had already registered.
Meanwhile, talk fests and exhibitions
were planned for the sidelines. Conferences subjects will include
“Trademark of Vietnamese Tourism”, “Promoting the Value of Hanoi
Cultural Heritage”, “Aiming to Develop Tourism” and “Strategies to Raise
Awareness of Responsible Tourism”.
Exhibitions will include a
display of yachts, kayaks, BMX bikes and tourist equipment, including
travel tents and backpacks.
Souvenirs and handicrafts from
different regions will also be presented and the proceedings will be
interspersed with arts performances.
Co-organised by the
Association, the Administration of Tourism and the Hanoi People’s
Committee, the mart will take place at the Hanoi International Centre