|Representatives at the forum.
The two-day forum included two sessions on “Smart Tourism” and “Case Study Presentation by member cities on Smart Tourism”, with the participation of international speakers and experts operating the tourism field.
Apart from presenting smart tourism solutions, this year’s forum provided a wide range of activities for the delegates, such as a trade meeting entitled “TPO Travel Trade,” an expo on smart tourism, the 31st TPO Executive Committee Meeting, bilateral meetings among TPO city members, and visits to HCMC tourist attractions.
Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, Deputy Director of the municipal Department of Tourism, said the highlights of the forum would be initiatives and strategies to push smart tourism development.
She hoped that by hosting the forum, HCM City’s tourism sector could uphold its position in Asia Pacific, and enhance tourism cooperation with other member cities of TPO, thus strengthening the friendship and cooperation between Vietnam in general and HCM City in particular with foreign countries.
TPO is an international organization established in 2002 at the 5th Asian-Pacific City Summit. TPO was borne to be an inter-city network to promote the exchanges and development of the tourism industry among major cities in the Asia Pacific region. By Linh Bui
HCM City is a co-founder and member of the Executive Board. Currently, the organisation consists of 86 cities, and 45 travel agencies and institutes and other tourism organisations from 10 Asia-Pacific countries and territories.