Vietnam International Tourism Fair first appeared in Can Tho
On June 19, in Hanoi, Can Tho City People's Committee and Vietnam Tourism Association collaborated to organize and introduce the Can Tho International Tourism Fair 2019 (VITM Can Tho 2019) with the theme "Du Mekong Delta calendar with the whole country ". Since 2013, Vietnam International Tourism Fair (VITM) has been held in Hanoi. Therefore, bringing VITM to Can Tho will be an important and influential event for this city in particular and the Mekong Delta region in general.
VITM Can Tho 2019 is also an opportunity to support tourism businesses in the region to build, advertise and sell their products, contributing to making tourism a key economic sector. The fair is expected to welcome 300 booths of businesses across the country. Up to now, Can Tho City has 16 enterprises registered to participate with 38 scale, other provinces in the Mekong Delta are 46 spaces. The organizers expect that the number of Can Tho businesses will account for only 30-40%, the rest are other localities, meeting the criteria of an International Tourism Fair. Besides introducing tourism products, VITM Can Tho 2019 also organizes the International Food Festival. This event is an opportunity for regions, tourism enterprises, artisans ... to exchange, learn, share experiences about cuisine, and show excellent skills and dishes.
At the introduction, Mr. Vu The Binh, Standing Vice President, Chairman of Vietnam Travel Association, also assessed the Mekong Delta region in general and Can Tho City in particular have many advantages to develop tourism. However, for various reasons, the tourism exploitation here is still limited. This fair also brings a forum for parties to find out the causes and solutions for future plans. Mr. Tran Viet Phuong, Chairman of the Mekong Delta Tourism Association, Director of Can Tho City's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism also gave the same opinion. "Tourism in the Mekong Delta region in general and Can Tho City in particular still grows slowly. In 2018, the whole Mekong Delta receives 40 million tourists, this figure for Can Tho is 8.5 million. Accommodation, Can Tho City has a total of 275 properties, including 9 hotels with 4-star or higher standards, "Mr. Phuong said. VITM Can Tho 2019 will take place from November 29 to December 12 at the Center for Trade and Investment Promotion and Can Tho Exhibition Fair.
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