International Travel Expo opens in HCMC

The ‘International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City 2013’ will kick off at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in District 7 in Ho Chi Minh City from September 12-14.

The three day event themed ‘Five Countries-One Destination’ focuses on promoting tourism in the Sub-Mekong Region and maximizes trade in the area.

Officials will discuss important issues such as conferences between the countries' tourism ministers, tourism collaboration between Vietnam-Russia, and a seminar to introduce the Indian tourism market.

The event has attracted 300 local and foreign companies from 17 countries and territories worldwide and is expected to draw attention of 18,000 international and regional visitors.

The inauguration of the event will be held at the White Palace Convention in HCMC on September 12.

The annual expo is being jointly held by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the People’s Committee of HCMC.

By Phong Van – Translated by Uyen Phuong

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