Director of Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Tourism, Bui Ta Hoang Vu said ITE HCM City 2017 expects to attract the participation of more international travel agencies, 20% more than last year’s figure.
He predicted that some 300 travel companies from 50 major markets in the world will seek business opportunities during this year’s expo.
Currently, travel agencies from Lower Mekong basin, Indonesia, Japan, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan and others have registered to participate in the expo.
Foreign visitors will have an opportunity to experience tourist attractions near Ho Chi Minh City such as Can Gio Mangrove Forest, Can Tho and Da Lat cities and learn about typical tourism forms in Viet Nam such as resort and cultural tourism.
On Consumer Day on September 9, visitors will have a chance to buy discount tours with gifts and enjoy art performances of artists from different countries.
The ITE 2016 attracted 26,000 business persons and other visitors.