On 29 March 2018, the sixth Viet Nam International Travel Mart - VITM Hanoi 2018 officially kicked off in Ha Noi. Deputy Prime Minister Vu Duc Dam, Head of the State Steering Committee on Tourism attended the opening ceremony.
Opening the event, Deputy PM Vu Duc Dam highly valued the strong growth of Viet Nam tourism in recent year. Tourism has been indentified as one of key economic sectors. Tourism is able to link people from different countries, enhance their solidarity, friendship and mutual understanding.
He hoped that travel enterprises at VITM 2018 under the theme “Online tourism – Viet Nam moves towards Industry 4.0” will take advantage of the technology to strengthen connectivity and offer better service to tourists online.
Mr. Vu The Binh - Vice Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association, Head of the Organizing Board of VITM 2018, said that this year's travel mart gathered 700 booths of tourism enterprises and tourism promotion centers from 20 countries and territories as well as from 45 provinces and cities nationwide. VITM 2018 is expected to attract about 65,000 visitors.
In the framework of VITM 2018, various events of culture and art performance, traditional cuisine; and series of workshops, seminars, press conferences… will be organized by Vietnamese and international tourism authorities.
The travel mart will run until Aprill 1.