(CPV)- This is the theme of the International Travel Expo 2008 ITE HCMC 2008, which will open on 12 - 14 September 2008 at the Phu Tho Exhibition Center, Ho Chi Minh City. ITE HCMC is the designated platform to showcase tourism products and services of Vietnam, Laos and Cambodia, and a conduit to strengthen the friendship of these 3 countries and the Mekong region. This year's presentation is expected to attract over 180 sellers from around the region, reflecting an increase of 30% from last year's. International participants include country representatives from Australia, Cambodia, Indonesia, Korea, Laos, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, Qatar and Malaysia. ITE HCMC 2008 will also have the participations of 17 provincial tourism departments as well as tour operators and agents from Ba Ria Vung Tau, Binh Dinh, Binh Thuan, Ca Mau, Can Tho, Danang, Dong Nai, Gia Lai, Hanoi, Hai Phong, Khanh Hoa, Lam Dong, Phu Tho, Quang Ninh, Hue, Tien Giang and Ho Chi Minh City. ITE HCMC 2008's line … [Read more...] about Vietnam, Laos, Cambodia: Mesmerizing Charms of Three countries, One Destination
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Local firms work on Vietnam-Laos-Thailand tours Vitours: Danang-Hong Kong charter flights fully booked By Mong Binh - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - Representatives of some 60 domestic tour operators are inspecting destinations in Vietnam, Laos and Thailand for a familiarization trip arranged by Vitours Company Limited and the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in preparation for new overland tours. TAT will be responsible for the Thailand leg of the familiarization trip as well as for helping Vietnamese tour operators find their partners during the journey which is scheduled to wrap up on September 24. Dung said almost all the participating tour operators were based in HCMC and Hanoi, and that they would work with Vitours after the trip to develop new package overland tours for sale to travelers, especially locals in the cities and other parts of Vietnam from October this year. Dung estimated the new tours would last seven to eight days, and their prices would range from US$200 to … [Read more...] about Local firms work on Vietnam-Laos-Thailand tours
TAT aims for 10% rise in Vietnam tourist arrivals this year By Mong Binh - The Saigon Times Daily HCMC - The Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) in HCMC is looking to a 10% increase in Vietnamese visitors to Thailand this year over last year given positive signals from this market in the last couple of months. Pichai told the Daily on the phone on Tuesday that the number of Vietnamese traveling to Thailand had been in the upward trend since last September in line with the recovery of the global tourism industry. Thailand served more than 324,200 Vietnamese travelers in the first 11 months of 2009, a year-on-year increase of almost 3%. "This is the latest figure we have and we are right now checking the number for the whole year," Pichai said. Pichai believed Thailand was able to attract at least 337,000 Vietnamese visitors as it did in 2008 and explained that the average number of Vietnamese visitors to Thailand varied from 20,000 to 35,000 a month. "So, I think the number for all of … [Read more...] about TAT aims for 10% rise in Vietnam tourist arrivals this year
Vietnam's first luxury tour operator has pinned high hope on expanding its British clientele following its successful show at the recent World Travel Market London 2012. Pham Ha, CEO and founder of Luxury Travel held high level meetings with representatives of a large number of companies and the leaders of the luxury tourism industry. "There are many tour operators and travel agents who are interested in our award winning luxury tour operations and who are looking for new luxury travel products in Vietnam thanks to new direct flights and huge demand from British travelers. Vietnam is getting more and more popular in the UK and Ireland markets and we have many new contracts and accounts. We are seeing particular demand for Myanmar and the biggest growth is expected for this country, which is becoming more popular in the UK due to political changes and new developments. Further, this year again, Luxury Travel is an official supporter of Responsible Tourism Day at WTM," said Ha. … [Read more...] about Luxury Travel Vietnam has a successful show at WTM London 2012.
"The best way to travel in Vietnam is renting a motorcycle and taking a trip from the north to south," an odd advice. Lorijon Bacchi, Director of Visa Company in Vietnam , Laos and Cambodia said that she read the odd advice on tripadviser.com, one of the most prestigious websites to global travelers. When she came to Vietnam, she heard the joke of Vietnamese tour guides "museums in the morning, and water puppetry in the evening. Finally, she understood the meaning of the odd advice. Vietnam has many interesting for travelers to discover. However, it would be better to do this themselves. In 2011, Visa conducted the sixth survey on the travel tendency in the globe. This was for the third time Vietnam was among the countries for the survey. Vietnam really an attractive destination The survey has pointed out that the wonderful natural landscapes, attractive tour promotion packages and the stable political situation are the biggest advantages of Vietnam for the next two … [Read more...] about Vietnam’s tourism with the… odd advice