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VITM 2015 in Hanoi, Vietnam

With many international and local exhibitors VITM 2015 opened its doors on April 3rd in Hanoi, Vietnam to present trips, holidays, business travel and medical tours not only in Vietnam but also in Asia, Europe, Africa, and North and South America. Vietnamese are eager to travel and had a perfect opportunity to explore global destinations at the only outbound and domestic travel fair of the country. As they started travelling about 10 years ago around Asia, they now explore Europe, South Africa, and North and South America.

VITM 2015 kicked off with great success on April 3rd promoting domestic and international tourism. The fair is a great opportunity for Vietnamese travelers to meet local and international travel companies and destinations. VITM 2015 organized by the Vietnam Tourism Association, the Vietnam Administration of Tourism and the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Hanoi, is the only travel fair for the domestic and outbound travel. More than 500 exhibitors presented their travel proposals to around 60,000 consumers and 1,000 trade visitors during the four days of the event.


Inauguration of the VITM 2015
The opening ceremony took place at Lotte Hotel at the grand ballroom on Thursday, April 2nd. The delegates enjoyed traditional dances, music and food. VITM 2015 inaugurated next morning with a ribbon cutting ceremony at Giang Vo Exhibition fair center.


Workshops and seminars
A number of workshops, presentations, and seminars were organized during VITM 2015. Snapshot from the workshop “Ways to enhancing the attractiveness of Hanoi tourism products”.


Vietnam Airlines
Every day long queues were formed in front of Vietnam Airlines booth just to the right of the main entrance to buy one of the incredible deals the airline offered to the public.


Vietnam Tourism
Snapshot from the stand of the tour operator “Vietnam Tourism” at the entrance of the exhibition. Vietnam Tourism is offering travel packages around the world.


At the main entrance of the exhibition on the left, the Transviet booth promoting trips around Vietnam as well as to the favorite international destinations. People liked a lot the two “human status” and were eager to take a photo.


Jetstar Airways
Jetstar Airways found another striking way to promote air tickets. The “human planes” were around the exhibition all the time attracting the visitors.


Another big tour operator is selling trips in Asian countries and in international destinations. The big screens are helping people to clearly see the promotions.


A huge global map in the cozy booth of Vinatour, tour operator, is promoting trips not only in Asia but also in Europe, Africa, and America. Vinatour was established in 1960 as an organisation of the Vietnam National Tourism Company. In 1993, the company was reorganized as a Vietnam National Travel Agency (so-called VINATOUR) which functionally handling both inbound and outbound business.


Focus Travel
Focus Travel is promoting Russia to the Vietnamese market, including Moscow, St. Petersburg, and cruises in the Volga River.

Lotte Company
A big red stand is promoting the Lotte company, and mainly the hotel Lotte Hanoi, as well as the duty free shops.



Traditional dances
Snapshots from a booth presenting traditional dances during the exhibition.


Korean Tourism Organization
People gathered at the booth of Korea to meet the destination and to feel Korean culinary flavor as cooking lessons were presented. Also, there was a break dancing show and many mini workshops.


Malaysian Tourism Organization
The proboscis monkey was welcoming people and encourage them to take pictures with it, promoting trips and holidays in Kuala Lumpur and Malaysia.


Mosturflot Cruise Company
Volga Cruises was promoting along with a visit to Moscow and St. Peterburg. The 150 years experience of the company in passenger shipping as well as the modernizing vessels ensures an unforgettable trip.


Asia Pacific Travel
APT Travel promoted tours in Vietnam and in the surrounding countries using their own buses. Furthermore, the company is offering a wide range of hotels around Asia. Recently, they expanded and they are offering international destinations in Europe, Africa, and North and South America. APT Travel celebrated its 10 years anniversary during VITM 2015.


Vingroup and Almaz
The modern designed stand of Vingroup promoted a big range of tourism products. Almaz Convention Center, based in Hanoi, was also presented, offering in its 4,400 sqm conference facilities for up to 1,600 people.


VITM on line
VITM on line is the new site that will be launched next month giving the opportunity to the public to book on line, holidays, trips, hotels, and air tickets.


Hanoi Red Tours
Hanoi Red Tours presented not only package holidays, but also tailor made trips. The company offers up to 40% discount on package tours to international and domestic destinations.


Asia Sun Travel 
Asia Sun Travel promotes domestic and international holidays, hotels, and air fares for all over Asia.


Haseco Travel
Haseco Travel promotes international destinations among them New York, Las Vegas and Los Angeles. Small kids had the opportunity to take pictures with beloved cartoon characters in front of the Haseco Travel booth.


The booth of Cambodia, a neighbor country to Vietnam. Cambodia is receiving about 900.000 Vietnamese per year out of its total international arrivals of 4,5 million per year.


Vietnam Travel Forum
Vietnam Travel Forum was formed in 2009 as a nonprofit organization. The booth was giving offers for trips and holidays to the public, as well as tourism information.


All Nippon Airlines
All Nippon Airlines, ANA, founded in 1952, started flights to Hanoi during the summer 2014. The booth of the airline promoted the aircraft Boeing 787 Dreamliner as well as air fares to Japan. All Nippon Airways is the eighth largest airline in the world by revenues (2011) and the largest in Japan by passenger numbers (2012).


Dragonair, an affiliate member of oneworld, is a Hong Kong-based international airline, and a member of the Cathay Pacific Group. Established in 1985, the airline now operates a fleet of 18 A330-300s, eight A321s and 15 A320s providing quality passenger and cargo services. At the booth, the public could find information about travelling in Hong Kong.


Saigon Tourist
Public can find discounts and offers at the Saigon Tourist hi tech booth. The company was established in 1975 and the headquarters are in Ho Chi Mihn city.


Philippines Department of Tourism
At the booth of the Philippines Department of Tourism, couples posed for pictures in wedding attire and imagined themselves at the country’s most romantic destinations.


Hanoitourist Travel
Hanoitourist Travel is one of the biggest travel companies in Hanoi, offering a great variety of tourism products and services to the public.


Vietravel Hanoi 
At the booth of the Vietravel Hanoi the public could purchase domestic tours at half price and international tours with a 5 million VND discount. Vietravel Hanoi is considering one of the top leading tourism companies in Vietnam, offering professional and advanced tour packaging services. Established and developed since 1995, Vietravel has been continuously expanding and affirming itself not only within the domestic scope but also internationally.


Luxury Connections
Luxury Connections is fully registered and privately owned Dubai based company. At the exhibition they promoted trips to Dubai and beyond, as Dubai is one of the biggest travel hubs. Vietnamese can visit Dubai for shopping and then to proceed to other destinations such as the unique Croatia to enjoy holidays.


Tourism Authority of Thailand
Thailand is a favorite destination to the Vietnamese, as a result every year the number of arrivals to the country is increasing. In 2014, more of 620,000 visitors for Vietnam arrived in Thailand.


Entertaining activities
Many activities took place on the main stage like traditional dances and performances by modern bands.


Fiditour was established in 1989 as inbound travel agent, and soon became one of the top ten tour operator in Vietnam. The company offers domestic and international destinations as well as tailor made tours. Furthermore, it offers Cultural trips, Adventure trips, Active and Incentive trips, Beach holidays, Cruises, Culinary trips, and Eco tours.


Viet Global Travel
Viet Global Travel offers domestic tourism packages, and international trips to all over the world. The company, also, has pilgrimage packages, fair packages and team building solutions.


Medical tourism in VITM 2015
VITM 2015 promoted medical tourism as an important sector of the tourism industry. Among the exhibitors of the fair were hospitals, medical destinations, and travel agents offering medical packages. Presentations and seminars took place at the small stage in the main pavilion.


Muai Thail Live
The very famous show “Muai Thail Live” performed a show in the main entrance of the exhibition, to entertain the visitors of VITM 2015.


Sagota beer
Sagota beer was one of the main supporter of the VITM 2015, with the slogan “proudly chosen by Vietnam Travel Association”. At the big branded stand visitors of the exhibition had the opportunity to taste the beer free of charge.


Air Asia and Kenya Airways
Two more airlines were exhibited outside the main entrance of the VITM 2015 offering discounts to the visitors.


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