One of the most large-scale tourist actions of Southeast Asia – the 12th International Travel Expo Ho Chi Minh City exhibition took place from September 8 to September 10, 2016 in Vietnam.
On a three-day action 280 stands from 32 international travel agencies, 38 local firms were organized. Representatives from 22 countries (Germany, India, the Netherlands, the UAE, Russia, Turkey, Japan, etc.) presented possibilities of travel business of the country. The Department of national policy, interregional communications and tourism of the city of Moscow featured the stand about the Russian capital, its cultural and tourist opportunities.
At the “Moscow” stand the set of business meetings of visitors of an exhibition with the partner agencies, hotels, travel agencies, excursion bureaus and other entities of tourist infrastructure of the Russian capital took place. A lot of people were interested in information on sights of Moscow, its hotels and excursion tours. The stand was visited by representatives of the government and tourist organizations of Vietnam, professionals of the tourism industry of Cambodia, Philippines, Laos of Myanmar, and also representatives of the Russian companies which are based in Asia including office of Visit Russia located in Hanoi and representative office of Aeroflot airline in Ho Chi Minh.
Only for the first day participants of the stand who are tour operators of “Intourist” and “Tsar Voyazh”, the excursion company “City of Sightseeing”, “Metropol” hotels and TGC “Izmailovo” – held ten of effective meetings. According to the companies, the cooperation with Moscow is interesting to the market of Asia, and the greatest attention of local tour operators is drawn by package tours to the capital of Russia. In the first day on September 8 the presentation of Department of national policy, interregional communications and tourism of the city of Moscow took place. The representative of Department Inessa Igorevna Grig shared information on tourist infrastructure of the city with guests of an exhibition, told about tour operators, features of air traffic, hostels and hotels, and, of course, about numerous sights of the capital of Russia.
The presentation was attended by the consul general of Russia in the city of Ho Chi Minh A.V. Popov. He managed to communicate to participants and guests of the stand.
During the whole days of an exhibition, movies about the Russian capital enjoyed wide popularity at guests of the Moscow stand. All were struck by architecture of historical buildings, convenient pedestrian navigation, a rich event calendar. The special attention was drawn by the movies devoted to the annual Moscow international festival “Light circle”.
It should be noted that the most part of tourist flow to Moscow from the cities of Vietnam is constituted by business tourists. But participants of the stand managed to inform that in addition to business actions, in the event diary of the Russian capital the set of cultural, entertaining and sporting events is provided. For example, “The Moscow seasons”, “Times and eras”, “Saint George’s Tournament” and one of the most colorful festivals of the city – “Light circle” which will begin already very soon, on September 23. And in 2017 Moscow is going to meet fans of a match of the Cup of confederations of FIFA and on a substantial scale to celebrate the 870 anniversary from the date of the basis.
The exhibition in the city of Ho Chi Minh wasn’t accidentally chosen for representation of cultural and tourist opportunities of Moscow: in 2015 52 thousand Vietnamese tourists visited our capital. The Russian tourists feel in Vietnam at least comfortably because they meet them with special heat and hospitality here. Only in 2015 Vietnam was visited by 321 thousand Russians. Moscow also widely opens doors before tourists from other countries, and is ready to offer them the best terms for comfortable, interesting and safe stay in the Russian capital.