Why Exhibit ITE HCMC International Travel Expo ?
ITE HCMC has established itself as an important annual international travel event in Vietnam. It is a place where both international and regional buyers, suppliers, trade professionals and media partners from the tourism and travel organizations meet and exchange the latest and new developments in the industry. With a varied program including ITE Online Business Matching, Trade Seminars, Post-Show Tours and Exhibition, ITE HCMC 2019 is set to provide all participants with a new source of inspiration in gaining more business opportunities!ITE HCMC has established itself as an important annual international travel event in Vietnam. It is a place where both international and regional buyers, suppliers, trade professionals and media partners from the tourism and travel organizations meet and exchange the latest and new developments in the industry.
Who Should Exhibit ITE HCMC International Travel Expo ?
ITE HCMC - International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City 2019 is going to be held on 05-07 Sept 2019 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam. ITE HCMC has established itself as Vietnam’s key annual international tourism event. The exhibition showcases quality tourism products and services, encourages competitiveness and promotes Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Vietnam as a single attractive tourism destination. ITE HCMC has also become a recognized platform for destinations and organizations from the Asia Pacific region and beyond to promote tourism and business exchange for their respective countries. The 15th edition of the International Travel Expo, Ho Chi Minh City (ITE HCMC), the most established travel event in Vietnam and the Mekong sub-region, is set to witness the presence of about 350 exhibitors, 300 hosted buyers from over 50 countries and 40 hosted international media from 14 countries. The 14th edition saw over 7,600 B2B meetings and this year, the organizers are expecting to set a new record.
ITE HCMC 2019 is proudly supported by:
Ministry of Tourism, Cambodia
Ministry of Information, Culture, and Tourism, Lao PDR
Ministry of Hotels & Tourism, Myanmar
Ministry of Tourism and Sports; Kingdom of Thailand
Scheduled to be held during September 5-7, 2019 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center, Ho Chi Minh City, the show has added many new elements. “This 15th-anniversary edition will enjoy a larger exhibition space of two halls, and extended operating hours from 9 am to 7 pm on all three days of the event. Previously, public visitors could visit the show only on the last day,” the Organizers said in a press release adding that various new elements have been incorporated in the 15th edition.The show has been being organized by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, Vietnam Trade Fair & Advertising Joint Stock (VINEXAD), and Informa Markets. “As the 15th edition of ITE HCMC nears, we warmly welcome all visitors to our lovely city, and we will do our utmost to show you a memorable time,” Bui Ta Hoang Vu, Director of the Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City, said.Speaking on the new elements of the show, the organizers said that ITE HCMC 2019 will see a Startup Tourism Forum to discuss fresh solutions, new perspectives, and enhanced customer experiences emerging out of the rapidly changing travel technology scenario.
Moreover, a series of comprehensive seminars covering the diverse range of topics will also be held during the show. One of them is the new Corporate Travel Trend Forum, organized by Corporate Travel Community. This forum will discuss topics like the Relationship Between Corporate Travel and MICE; An Introduction of Strategic Meetings Management Programme; and The Myths of Corporate Travel Management. The seminars and forums will also cover Medical Tourism, The Rise of the Solo Traveler, Smart Tourism Development in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam – Russia Tourism Cooperation, Vietnam - Middle East Tourism Cooperation and Vietnam – Korea Tourism Cooperation amongst others.Apart from the regular exhibitors such as BenThanh Tourist, Cambodia Ministry of Tourism, Hanoi Department of Tourism, Saigon Tourist, Vietnam Airlines, Vietravel, and Vung Tau Department of Tourism; ITE HCMC is set to see the participation of new players like Gangwon Province; Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism; and Seoul Tourism Organization. Also exhibiting are companies from popular tourism hotspots such as Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Netherlands, the Philippines, Singapore, Taiwan, Thailand, and United Arab Emirates (UAE).
The 15th International Travel Expo - ITE Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) 2019 will take place from September 5 to 7 at the Saigon Exhibition and Convention Center in Ho Chi Minh City, organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), VINEXAD and Informa Exhibitions, and the city’s People’s Committee in coordination with the Department of Tourism.The expo aims to connect Ho Chi Minh City in particular and Vietnam in general to other tourist destinations, cities, and countries and territories in the region, to shape regional-level tourism cooperation or transnational chains of tourist destinations so as to better serve international tourists.This year’s expo will be expanded by 55 percent in size and 40 percent in business participants compared to last year. It also focuses on major markets such as North America, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, and Europe, to create a breakthrough in the city’s tourism promotion in the 2019-2020 period.There will be some 350 exhibitors, including airlines, hoteliers, travel companies, corporations, and tourism promotion organizations from Vietnam and over 40 countries and territories such as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Japan, South Korea, Taiwan (China), India, Bhutan, the UAE, Turkey, Russia, and Germany.
The expo will feature activities such as an International Travel Mart and seminars introducing new and trend-setting destinations in Vietnam, cruise tourism, solo travel, and key markets. A business matching event will be held in order to give travel enterprises the opportunity to connect, partner, and share their supply chains in tourism both in Vietnam and abroad. It is expected to welcome some 1,000 CEOs and directors of travel businesses.There will be also forums on Ho Chi Minh City - Mekong Delta tourism development and on tourism startups, the ITE Travel Awards ceremony, and a Travel Fun Fair Day with promotions on air tickets and tour packages.The expo is expected to attract about 35,000 visitors, compared to 30,000 last year.This year marks the 15th anniversary of the event with the theme “Travel gateway to Asia” and has welcomed 315 exhibitors from all facets of travel – airlines, hotels, and resorts, tour operators, and domestic and international corporations; 300 buyers and 40 international media from 42 countries and localities cooperating with 45 domestic provinces. In addition, the event also organized a series of 10 forums, conferences, and seminars to update the latest trends and in-depth knowledge related to tourism development.
ITE HCMC has established itself as an important annual international travel event in Vietnam, providing a venue for international and regional buyers, suppliers, trade professionals, and media partners of tourism and travel organizations to meet and exchange the latest developments in the industry.The International Travel Expo – Ho Chi Minh City, which is aimed to become an international tourism expo in the Mekong region, is an annual event and is an important highlight of Vietnam’s tourism industry.It started as an event to promote the image of the country and people of Vietnam, specifically of Ho Chi Minh City – home to cultural currents and where the past and present co-exist, and has evolved into an expo that provides opportunity for countries in the Mekong region and international organizations to strengthen their friendship and to cooperate to develop the tourism industry.ITE HCMC promotes “Five countries – One destination,” which is an important target of the tourism industry of Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam. Journeys connecting these five countries provide invaluable and unforgettable experiences, from which natural and cultural values emerged, nurtured and developed.
ITE HCMC 2019 is an event that promotes sustainable tourism development and the Mekong region as “attractive, friendly and safe” destinations.ITE HCMC is the only specialized event in Vietnam that focuses on both the domestic and foreign tourism markets, and also the only event that is endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism of five countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.The three-day event occupies two halls of the Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) with opening hours extended from 0900 to 1900. The show opens to consumers after the first day.Tagged the biggest show in Vietnam and Mekong Region the event is positioned to highlight travel to and from Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar and Thailand under the theme “Five Countries – Single Destination” a description that has stuck since 2009.The event is also the platform the annual ITE Awards an offshoot of the Mekong Tourism Alliance Awards first launched in 2010.The show is organized by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism, Vietnam Trade Fair & Advertising Joint Stock (VINEXAD), and Informa Markets.
ITE HCMC 2019 attracted more than 350 exhibitors, 30,000 visitors, 250 high-quality international buyers from outbound travel agencies from more than 40 countries and territories, especially in 4 key areas of North America, Southeast Asia, Northeast Asia, Europe, 50 outbound customers in Vietnam, 40 communication units and 45 provinces and cities of Vietnam.The event will be organized by the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the People’s Committee of Ho Chi Minh City and the Municipal Department of Tourism to promote advertisement and attract tourists to the country.The upcoming International Travel Expo-Ho Chi Minh City will have new points such as an increase of 55 percent of exhibition area and an increase of 40 percent of exhibitors compared to the same period last year.Besides that, the event will showcase the specialties as dental tourism, resort tourism, meetings, incentives, conferences and exhibitions (MICE) tourism, start-up tourism and technology tourism, etc.The upcoming event is expected to attract hundreds of exhibitors, including airlines, hotels, resorts, travel agencies, representatives of local and international tourism promotion agencies from many countries as Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, the Philippines, Thailand, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, China, Japan, Korea, Taiwan (China), India, Bhutan, United Arab Emirates, Turkey, Russia, Germany, etc. and enterprises from provinces and cities of Vietnam.
ITE HCMC has established itself as an important annual international travel event in Vietnam. It is a place where both international and regional buyers, suppliers, trade professionals and media partners from the tourism and travel organizations meet and exchange the latest and new developments in the industry. With a varied program including ITE Online Business Matching, Trade Seminars, Post-Show Tours and Exhibition, ITE HCMC 2019 is set to provide all participants with a new source of inspiration in gaining more business opportunities.Over 300 international companies and brands have confirmed to participate in the travel trade show, and it will also have the support of 300 hosted buyers from over 40 countries and 26 hosted media from 16 countries. The organizers are also expecting local exhibitor participation from 37 provinces and cities in Vietnam.The travel trade show will make a spectacular return with a strong entourage of participants from Australia, Bhutan, Cambodia, India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, Laos, Malaysia, Myanmar, the Philippines, Singapore, South Africa, Taiwan, Thailand, and Vietnam.
ITE HCMC is the largest and most established annual international travel trade event in the Mekong sub-region, featuring services and products for both inbound and outbound markets. The event, gives industry players and leading brands the opportunity, to showcase their latest tourism products and services – source for quality agents and distributors and expand their business into Vietnam and the Mekong sub-region.Launched in 2005, ITE HCMC is the only trade event in Vietnam that focuses on both the domestic and foreign tourist markets, and also the only event that is endorsed by the Ministry of Tourism of five countries: Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, and Vietnam.In this year’s edition, themed Travel Gateway to Asia, there are more than 350 participating companies and brands, come from 62 countries and regions, 300 international and local buyers, and 40 international media from 40 countries.The organizers are expecting some 9,000 meetings to be held between buyers and sellers. Both parties had used ITE HCMC’s complimentary Online Matching System before the event for business matches and schedule B2B meetings.
Exhibiting for the first time are several new national tourism organizations (NTO) and tourism promotion organizations (TPO)—Gangwon Province, Shanghai Municipal Administration of Culture and Tourism, and Seoul Tourism Organization.This year’s show will be held in a larger space over two exhibition halls. The operating hours will also be extended from 9 am to 7 pm on all three days of the event (September 5 – 7). Public visitors can also visit and search for travel deals from 4 pm on the first and second day, and the entire day on the third.A new exhibition area, the Tourism Start-Up Pavilion, will offer a variety of new tourism products and technology to support travel start-up companies. These include better security for travelers and their transactions, payment models for business and consumers, automation in hotels and resorts, as well as personalization of the travel and hospitality experience.The platform will allow visitors to quickly and easily access the floor plan, exhibitor profiles and the latest information about the show. Visitors can also share their photos taken at the exhibition, participate in a series of games to win prizes.The expo will provide marketing opportunities and backdrop to enhance participant’s brand equity in the eyes of the travel trade professionals and discerning end consumers. Hundreds of exhibitors and regional and local tourism stakeholders have benefitted from this largest global tourism platform in the Mekong region through extensive networking opportunities, exclusive access to major stakeholders and gain key business insights in this growing industry.
The ITE is the largest and most established travel event in Vietnam and the Mekong sub-region—is celebrating its 15th edition milestone! The first show, held in 2005, had only two international pavilions from Thailand and Cambodia, 43 buyers, and 86 booths. Most of the exhibitors were local businesses, as the show was then designed as a platform for domestic tourism enterprises to meet international visitors. In the following years, Cambodia, Laos, Myanmar, and Thailand joined in, and the theme “Five Countries – Single Destination” was born. In 2009, the Mekong Tourism Alliance Awards was launched to celebrate the best tourism enterprises within the region. In 2010, the event moved from PhuTho Stadium to the larger Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center to accommodate a bigger show and more visitors. In 2017, the new ITE Awards was launched, with the awards continuing to this edition. Today, ITE HCMC is the prime opportunity for industry players and leading brands from airlines, hotels, resorts and travel agents to showcase their latest tourism products and services, a source for quality agents and distributors, and expand their business into Vietnam and the Mekong sub-region. There are impactful networking opportunities including customized business matching services, speed “dating” sessions, and pre-scheduled business meetings; numerous informative seminars by industry experts; and exciting social events. The organizers are expecting 350 exhibitors and 35,000 visitors to attend the show this year.
Special highlights for the international travel show in September have been planned. The exhibition space has been expanded to two halls, and operating hours will extend from 9 am to 7 pm on all three days of the event. Public visitors can now enter the show to shop for the best travel packages from 4 pm onwards on the first and second day, and the entire day on the third. In previous editions, public visitors visited the show only on the last day. The show is welcoming back exhibitors who have participated in the event for the last 15 years, such as Vietnam Airlines and Cambodia Ministry of Tourism. Over 45 Vietnamese cities and provinces will be represented in the show as well as national tourism organizations from China, Gangwon, India, Japan, Lao, Malaysia, Seoul, South Korea, the Philippines, Taiwan, and Thailand. The event gives industry players and leading brands the opportunity to showcase their latest tourism products and services; source for quality agents and distributors; and expand their business into Vietnam and the Mekong sub-region. Attendees will also find ample opportunities to build contacts, foster new relationships, and discover new business leads.
WHATS NEW AT ITE HCMC 2019?
Over 300 hosted buyers
Over 35,000 trade and public visitors expected at the event
Over 40 prominent hosted media
Longer show opening hours
The International Travel Expo in Ho Chi Minh City has become a trademark not only of Vietnam but also of the downstream Mekong countries with rich content and various activities, attracting the participation of domestic and international tourism promotion agencies and travel companies. According to, the 11th International Travel Expo attracted the participation of 250 exhibitors from 21 countries and areas, 27 provinces in Viet Nam. The International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City – ITE HCMC 2016 is expected to have the participation of 270 exhibitors, 250 international buyers, and about 300,000 visitors.To bring about an international event with more and more diverse programs and high quality, the organizers have been working closely with the support of government agencies, the tourism association and the communication unit in order to create effective platform for domestic and foreign enterprises to exchange, discuss and cooperate of tourism market in Vietnam inbound and outbound and Mekong region.
Main activities of this event include:
International Tourism Fair
Regional and International Hosted Buyer/Media Programs
Opening Ceremony – Gala Dinner
Mekong Tourism Alliance Award
Roadshows for Destination
Seminar on Key Tourist Markets Perspective,
Travel Fun Fair Day (for all public visitors).
The International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City 2014 will take place until the end of September 13th, 2014 with plenty of special activities for buyers, sellers, international presses, and tourists. Also, in the framework of ITE HCMC 2014, there are seminars taking place daily such as the seminar dedicated to international journals, travel websites and press agencies around the world, the seminar dedicated to tourists, and so on. At those seminars, experts in the tourism industry will have an official meeting to discuss current tourism trends and exchange experiences in enhancing the quality of services for further progress in the future. ITE HCMC 2014 is a great opportunity to promote images of tourism of 5 countries in general and of Vietnam tourism in particular; simultaneously exploiting potential, strength of typical tourism products of each country; creating favorable conditions for domestic travel companies, especially small and medium enterprises in Vietnam to expand business cooperation with ones of key international markets. ITE HCMC has established itself as an important annual international travel event in Vietnam. It is a place where both international and regional buyers, suppliers, trade professionals and media partners from the tourism and travel organizations meet and exchange the latest and new developments in the industry. With a varied program including ITE Online Business Matching, Trade Seminars, Post-Show Tours and Exhibition, ITE HCMC 2018 is set to provide all participants with a new source of inspiration in gaining more business opportunities!
Delivering products that enhance the tourism competitiveness of Vietnam and Ho Chi Minh City is at the heart of ITE HCMC this year. With that in mind, the ITE HCMC Organizing Committee has dedicated to improving the quality and content of event, bringing new and exciting activities for the participants, some of which including exclusive buyer-seller online pre-appointment system, a destination visitor survey programme, specialized international seminars, Travel Fun Fair Day, special travel discounts and promotions, and other cultural musical performances, catering not only for the international and regional buyers, sellers, travel trade experts and media partners but also the public. These wide ranges of activities are customized to keep the event attendees updated with the current news and trends of the Travel & Tourism industry, and all are part of the plan to boost the tourism to spearhead the economy of the country.