This year the show recorded 250 hosted buyers from 43 countries with more than 300 participating companies and brands. Total number of meetings concluded was 7,646 and number of visitors over the three days was 30,000 people of which 47 percent are trade visitors and 53 percent public visitors.
While countries represented at the ITE HCMC 2018 were Australia, New Zealand, China, Korea, Japan, Hong Kong, Taiwan, England, Germany, France, Spain, Italy, Poland, Norway, Sweden, Czech Republic, Bulgari, Hungary, Cyprus – Greece, USA, Canada, Argentina, Brazil, Malaysia, Myanmar, Thailand, Singapore, Philippines, Cambodia, Russia, Kazakhstan, Azerbaijan, Uzbekistan, Ukraine, Pakistan, India, Saudi Arabia, UAE, Turkey, Iran, Bhutan, Nigeria, Kenya, South Africa, Algeria, Finland, Indonesia, and Vietnam.
Among the response received from the buyers:
“Fun and diverse exhibits, we enjoyed greatly and would like to come back again next year” Tokyo International Airport Corp. – Japan
“The exhibition has attracted many big companies in the tourism industry. It is a good opportunity for Vinpearl to reach out many potential buyers and penetrate new markets. We will definitely join the next edition in 2019” Vinpearl – Vietnam
“The B2B section of ITE HCMC 2018 was excellent and provides a vast array of business opportunities.” Michael Black, New Destinations Network – United Kingdom
“ITE HCMC event quality is good, we had enough business contract opportunities the volunteers are so kind, enthusiastic and caring, more than excellent.” Turba Timea Proko Travel – Hungary
“The exhibition was well organised. We had good opportunities to meet many potential international partners” Saigontourist – Vietnam
“We are able to promote a variety of Korean Tourism aspects to Vietnamese. Our co-exhibitors had the opportunities to meet many new buyers and made deals.” Korea Tourism Organization – Korea