VITM 2018 sets sights on tech driven tourism
VOV.VN - The sixth Vietnam International Travel Mart – VITM Hanoi 2018 – will take place at the Hanoi Friendship Cultural Palace on 91 Tran Hung Dao St from March 29 to April 1, as announced by Vietnam Tourism Association (VITA) at a press conference on February 5.
A wide range of activities will be held within the framework of the event to encourage and support businesses in accessing and utilising opportunities in the digital technology era.
Vu The Binh, vice president of the VITA, said online tourism around the world is being driven by developments in science and technology and Vietnamese tourism cannot be an outsider. It must harness modern technologies in order to help visitors review and choose services easily.
At this year’s event, businesses will showcase a range of technological products suitable for tourism to encourage travel agents to employ such technologies, said Mr Binh. The organizing board hopes to use the fair to prove that the tourism sector can be a pioneering area in the roll out of state-of-art technologies, he added.
The VITM Hanoi 2018 will have two main contents: the online pavilion area with the participation of around 10 businesses involved in online tourism, and a talk on online tourism, the inevitable trend of tourism in Vietnam.
As a further incentive to attend, more than 40,000 discount air tickets and 15,000 discount package tours will be on offer at the fair.
Around 650 businesses from 18 countries and territories, as well as from 43 provinces and cities nationwide have so far registered to take part in the VITM Hanoi 2018.