Strengthening and expanding tourism cooperation with Russia and Vietnam
On September 5, 2019, under the framework of ITE HCMC 2019 the Conference on Vietnam - Russia Tourism cooperation was organized at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC) to introduce and exchange tourism market approaches. The conference informed the guidelines, policies and incentives for tourists in general, including Vietnamese and Russian tourists, proposed solutions to solve some difficulties for tourism business as well as enhance tourism exchange and cooperation between the two countries.
Under the frameworks of ITE HCMC, the International Conference on Smart Tourism Development took place on 7th of September, 2019. It underlined that Ho Chi Mihn City Tourism has many opportunities for development of digital tourism. The minister of Culture, Sports and Tourism as well as the Director of ITE HCMC mentioned that HCMC has great possibilities for MICE tourism and the significant development of new airlines and the creation of new airport will improve the achievement of this goal. “In the next 10 years city authorities will focus on efforts to develop the tourism sector into a key driver of socio-economic development”, said HCM City Party Committee secretary Nguyen Thien Nhan.
Innovative thinking by business should be encouraged in developing smart tourism. Experts argue that the smart tourism eco-system of 2020s has to be built on advanced technology to ensure links between DMCs, visitors, business and local people. The trend of smart and local tourism and the ways of its promotion were discussed further later on 8th of September, 2019 during the Nghe An Seminar for the International Press organized by the Nghe An Department of Tourism at Nghe An Province with the delegates from different countries and local authorities.
Olga Mamonova, graduated from Moscow State Social University in 1999 (specialization - sociology), she has Ph.D. in sociology (Moscow State University, Russia, 2002) and M.Phil. in Sociology and Health Care (De Montfort University, UK, 2004). She is a member of International and European Sociological Associations as well as a member of Russian Society of Sociologists. Olga is the author of more than 60 scientific and popular science publications, including scientific monograph. For several years she worked on radio station and in scientific journals as a scientific editor, before to come to market research and tourism industry. Recently Olga works in Baginet Sales and Marketing Agency.