Largest travel expo in Vietnam returns for 12th edition

The annual expo is the largest and most influential tourism trade event in Vietnam

THE 12th International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC) will take place at the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Centre from the 8th to the 10th of September.

The event – what’s considered to be the largest and most influential tourism trade event in Vietnam – will serve as a platform for local and international industry players to discuss inbound and outbound tourism.

Some of the exhibitors at the event will include airlines, hotels, resorts, tour companies and travel representatives from the world over. Meanwhile, about 200 international buyers from trade visitors are expected to attend.

The event will give out awards as part of the Mekong Tourism Alliance Awards (MTAA) to acknowledge the achievements of the tourism and hospitality industry in the Mekong region that includes Vietnam, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand.

Some of the categories for which awards will be handed out are Best Airline, Best Outbound Travel Operator, Best Inbound Travel Operator, Best Five-Star Hotel, Best Resort, and Best Tourism Website.

The 2015 edition of the expo hosted 250 companies and brands, and welcomed 25,623 visitors.