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Can Tho to host first int’l travel mart

The Vietnam International Travel Mart Can Tho (VITM Can Tho) 2019 will take place in the Mekong Delta city from November 29 to December 1, according to the event’s organising board.

Nguyen HuuTho, Chairman of the Vietnam Tourism Association, said the event this year will be one of the largest of its kind in the region.

It is expected to draw more than 300 travel, accommodation, aviation and catering enterprises from more than 20 localities nationwide and foreign tourism promotion agencies, with about 250 booths.

The event will featureprogrammes to promote tourism activities, art performances and food festivals highlighting tourism in the Mekong Delta region.

Tran Viet Phuong, Director of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Can Tho, expressed his hope that the event, to be hosted by Can Tho for the first time, will create an opportunity for travel firms in the Mekong Delta to expand their partnerships with peers across the country and from abroad.

Meanwhile, visitors will be offered domestic and foreign tours, travel tickets and hotel rooms at good prices, provided by famous travel firms such as Vietravel, Saigontourist, and Sagota, he said.

A number of sideline activities will also be held, including a programme to encourage the reduction of plastic waste in tourism activities, a forum on sustainable development in the Mekong Delta region, a conference introducing tourism products in the region, and a ceremony to honour outstanding individuals and tourism firms in the Mekong Delta.