VITM Hanoi 2020 with the theme "Digital transformation to develop tourism in Vietnam" - the largest travel event, most anticipated by tourism businesses, people and tourists - has a solemn opening on the morning of November 18 at the Vietnam-Communist Friendship Palace (91 Tran Hung Dao, Hanoi) after being delayed many times due to the influence of the Covid-19 epidemic. Member of the Party Central Committee, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung delivered a speech and cut the opening ribbon.
Attending the opening ceremony were Mr. Nguyen Quoc Hung, Standing Member of the National Assembly's Youth and Children Culture and Education Committee; Director General of Tourism Nguyen Trung Khanh; Mr. Nguyen Huu Tho, Chairman of Vietnam Tourism Association; Mr. Vu The Binh, Standing Vice Chairman of Vietnam Association of Nations; leaders of the Department of Tourism, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism at localities; former leaders of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism; representing nearly 300 travel, aviation, accommodation ... service businesses; tourism associations across the country; ambassadors representing diplomatic agencies; business representatives and promotion agencies from Thailand, Peru, Japan, Korea, Colombia, and Taiwan.
VITM 2020 opening ribbon cutting ceremony

Report on the implementation of the fair, Vice President, General Secretary of Vietnam Tourism Association Cao Ngoc Lan said that this is the 8th time, Vietnam Tourism Association organized Vietnam International Tourism Fair. -VITM with a national scale and also a very special year when VITM is organized under the direction of the Government to restore economic activities and prevent pandemic Covid 19. VITM 2020 aims to promote tourism domestic calendar, while international tourism cannot be deployed yet, while Covid translation is still raging in many countries around the world. In that context, the scale of VITM this year decreased significantly compared to the previous year.

However, the participation of more than 300 enterprises from 6 countries and 47 provinces and cities of Vietnam shows that their efforts, desires, expectations to overcome difficulties and restore tourism ... are great.

VITM 2020 organizes 25 events on the sidelines of the Fair, including the Digital Transformation Forum for Tourism Development (held on September 30, 2020), Workshop on setting Vietnamese chef standards, 10 events press conference to introduce new tourism products and 15 specialized activities such as the Honoring Ceremony of typical tourism businesses and individuals in 2019 and 14 programs to introduce tourism technology and side activities other.

"With exciting and continuous activities, with the participation of many businesses, 4 days of VITM Fair is considered as a festival of Vietnamese tourism businesses", Ms. Lan said.

VITM 2020 with the theme "Digital transformation to develop tourism in Vietnam"

Praising the BTC's efforts and appreciating the positive effects of tourism businesses, Deputy Minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism Nguyen Van Hung shared the difficulties affecting the tourism industry caused by the Covid-19 epidemic.

Deputy Minister said that, forecasts of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) in 2020, the number of international tourists around the world decreased by about 1.1 billion, the damage caused by Covid 19 to the tourism industry. up to 1,100 billion USD; about 100-120 million workers in the tourism industry lose their jobs. For Vietnam Tourism, in 2020, it is expected that the number of international visitors to Vietnam will only reach 3.7 million, a decrease of over 80% compared to 2019. In terms of domestic visitors, although the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and localities, businesses organize many stimulus programs but are forecast to decrease by up to 50% compared to 2019. Vietnam's tourism industry has lost about 23 billion USD in 2020 due to the influence of Covid 19. However, from the perspective optimistic, when Vietnam is highly appreciated by the world,As one of the few countries that best control the disease, we are confident about the rapid recovery of the tourism industry in the coming time.

According to Deputy Minister Nguyen Van Hung, the International Tourism Fair VITM 2020 with the theme "Digital transformation to develop tourism in Vietnam" shows the trend of tourism development in the coming time, suitable for the context. The development scene of the fourth technological revolution as well as the disease situation of Covid 19 is still complicated and not completely controlled.

"The event of VITM Tourism Fair 2020 held in the context of the epidemic shows that Vietnam is the safest and most prominent destination in Southeast Asia as well as around the world," he said. strongly expressed and expressed the belief that VITM 2020 Fair will create momentum for Vietnam Tourism as well as Vietnam Tourism's partners

Posted by: VH - AT | January 19, 2021

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