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APTTF Summit at Hanoi Daewoo Hotel: Sustainable tourism in Indo-China

HANOI, Mon. – Tourism is important in Vietnam. For backpackers, culture and nature lovers, beach-lovers, golfers, military soldiers and veterans, Vietnam has become a new tourist destination in South East Asia. The rise of tourism in Vietnam has spilled over to its neighbours Cambodia and Laos and hence the topic – Tourism Sustainability in Indo-China – is one of the major components to be discussed at the annual APTTF Hospitality Tourism & Business Summit 2019, from March 20-21 at the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel in Hanoi.

In 2009, the number of international tourists into Vietnam was 3.8 million, down 11% due to the Recession of 2008. However, there has been an increase since then, when Vietnam received 6.84 million tourists in 2012 – an increase of 13% from 2011. In 2016 Vietnam welcomed 10 million international visitors, representing a 26% increase from the previous year.

The Summit at Daewoo Hanoi Hotel will provide an unprecedented networking opportunity with an international community of global tourism leaders, established travel operators, hospitality and tourism experts, wholesale buyers and key government officials.

Eco-tourism is an important component for tourism in Indo-China. Tour agencies offer tours to ethnic minority groups, ancient cities, walking and bicycle tours, photography tours, kayak trips and multi-country trips with neighbouring Cambodia, Laos and Thailand where temple tours are popular.

A major topic of discussion and presentation is the increase of tourism arrivals from China. This Summit provides immense opportunities to capitalize on the B2B, B2C and B2G business portfolios for 2019-2020. Between January and November this year, China represented the largest force of international arrivals into Vietnam, with 4,560,895 visitors – a rise of 552,000 from the previous year. South Korea had the second largest arrivals into Vietnam, with 3,160,861 tourists.

The economy of Vietnam has transformed from an agrarian to a service economy. More than a third of gross domestic product (GDP) is generated by services, which include the hotel and catering industry and transportation. The manufacturing and construction (28%), agriculture and fisheries (20%) and mining (10%) have much smaller shares.

In 2017 Travel & Tourism directly supported 2,467,500 jobs which was 4.6% of total employment). This is expected to rise by 1.9% in 2018 and by 1.5% p.a. to 2,917,000 jobs (4.9% of total employment) in 2028. The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to employment, including jobs indirectly supported by the industry was 7.6% of total employment (4,061,000 jobs). This is expected to rise by 1.4% in 2018 to 4,117,000 jobs and rise by 1.5% p.a. to 4,790,000 jobs in 2028 (8.0% of total).

In 2017, the direct contribution of Travel & Tourism was Vietnam Dong 294,660.0 billion or US$12,965.5 million, representing 5.9% of total GDP and is forecast to rise by 6.7% in 2018, and to rise by 6.0% per annum, from 2018-2028, to VND564,968.0 bn (US$24,859.6 million), 6.2% of total GDP in 2028. The total contribution of Travel & Tourism to GDP was VND468,291.0 bn (US$20,605.6 million), 9.4% of GDP in 2017, and is forecast to rise by 6.2% in 2018, and to rise by 6.1% p.a. to VND900,944.0 bn (US$39,643.1 million), 9.8% of GDP in 2028.

The APTTF Hospitality Tourism & Travel Business Summit is an annual gathering of Hospitality, Tourism & Travel leaders at major cities in South East Asia and around the region who shall discuss and explore new business strategies and implementation of effective business modules for their respective destination. The Summit series of 2019 will see important tourism subjects and topics presented by International Industry specialists /speakers of Hospitality, Tourism & Travel sharing in-depth Tourism market analysis and case studies. Various aspects of business challenges and its solutions including market research, solutions and business outlook methodologies will be discussed with all delegates.

In conjunction with its regional APTTF Business Summit 2019, the APTTF Annual Tourism Awards will be the pinnacle event with presentations to 200 distinguished Hospitality destinations and General Manager Awards and will be presented with Asia’s most commendable accolades for their contribution and achievements in the Industry.

Hanoi Daewoo Hotel provides 411 ample and luminous rooms, all decorated in warm colours with superior quality wooden furniture. They are equipped with a full range of facilities and exclusive services to ensure that guests enjoy an unforgettably pleasant stay. There is a wide range of rooms available including Deluxe, Grand Deluxe, Club Room, Family Room, Deluxe Suite and Club Suite, Senator Suite, Ambassador Suite, Presidential Suite and Royal Suite.

All delegates will be excited to know that the APTTF Summit in Hanoi will be held at the Hanoi Daewoo Hotel, which opened in 1996 and has been a first-rate choice for both leisure and business travellers. Strategically located among Hanoi’s business, government and diplomatic centres, Hanoi Daewoo is a luxury five-star hotel with charming interiors and breath-taking views of the city.

Delegates who have registered for the APTTF Summit in Hanoi are advised to book their accommodation early with Hanoi Daewoo Hotel ( They are located at 360 Kim Ma Street, Ba Dinh District, Hanoi. Tel +84 243 831 5000, Fax +84 243 831 5010. Emails:; �

The APTTF Hospitality, Tourism & Travel Business Summit provides opportunities for participants to gain valuable cross-border market insights pertaining to market needs, localization, soft-landing support and to connect with government officials to understand compliance, taxation and more.

To take advantage of this once-in-a-lifetime opportunity, visit for more details, registration and how to obtain passes to the APTTF Hospitality, Travel & Tourism Business Summit. Interested parties can also contact the APTTF Singapore office at +65 9166 3959 or the Malaysian office at +603 7493 5929 /5934. 

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