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From 28 to 30 November 2018, the event will be held in Hanoi for the very first time after being held annually in Ho Chi Minh City for more than 10 years.

Ho Chi Minh City, 27 November 2017 – through decades of active industry engagement, the Food&Hotel exhibition series has expanded tremendously in tandem with the industry, as the largest and most international food and hospitality trade event series in Asia.

Solidly established in some of the region’s largest hospitality and tourism hotspots such as Bali, Bangkok, Kuala Lumpur, Hong Kong, Seoul, Singapore and Shanghai, the brand was also successfully established in Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam in 2005.Food&HotelVietnam, quickly developed into the go – to event which supported the vibrant food & hospitality sectors in the country.

Food & Hotel Vietnam is now regarded as the premier business networking platform where industry congregate to source, learn, network and be trained, with the exhibition attracting more and more industry professionals in Vietnam and well beyond. Adding to the exhibition buzz, a series of workshops, seminars and competition awaits the trade attendee.

Backed by the continuing success of Food&HotelVietnam, the inaugural Food & Hotel Hanoi taking place from 28 to 30 November 2018 hopes to replicate the service offerings and value offered for industry professionals in northern Vietnam.

The inaugural edition of Food&HotelHanoi will occupy the entire exhibition facility at the Hanoi International Center for Exhibition (I.C.E), promising attendees a truly comprehensive showcase with an expansive variety of food, beverage, wines and spirits, as well as other hospitality services and technologies. The event is anticipated to feature over 200 exhibitors from 20 countries/regions, comprising of a mix of international companies and major local distributors and resellers. Anchoring the exhibitor lineup is a roster of 14 international pavilions from Australia, Belgium, Canada, France, Germany, Korea, Malaysia, Poland, Singapore, Spain, Taiwan and USA.

A large number of industry players have also confirmed their participation very early, including: Asia Europe Trade Co Sa, New Viet Dairy, Ha Yen, Hinh Khoi Chau A, Annam Fine Food, Fama, Kerry Ingredients, Lutosa, Unox, amongst numerous others.

An extensive assortment of high – quality products and services will be on full – scale display, ranging from the finest and most unique food ingredients and products, non – alcoholic and alcoholic beverages; to coffee – making equipment, bakery equipment, kitchen equipment and supplies, tableware and furnishing, as well as hospitality solutions for driving back – end foodservice and front – end guest experiences. Catering to every facet of the industry, Food&HotelHanoi is an ideal platform where buyers will get to meet with new and existing suppliers, source the latest line of products and services available, and embark on countless business matching opportunities.

This first ever edition is forecasted to attract thousands of visitors not only from key tourist and food service establishments in Hanoi, but also from other neighboring cities/provinces as well as foreign countries/regions afar.

Exciting competitions and learning experiences

In addition to the plethora of exhibits, Food&HotelHanoi2018 organizes and hosts a series of workshops and seminars, which adds value for exhibitions and visitors alike. These seminars are carefully designed to cover highly topical industry issues and some practical aspects currently impacting the food and hospitality sectors.

Running parallel to the exhibition and conferences are the highly anticipated barista and culinary competitions, offering opportunities for baristas and chefs from across the country to test their knowledge, learn from peers, and enhance their masterly skills, talent and creativity.

A promising future lies ahead for the industry

Vietnam’s tourism industry has been experiencing enormous growth in recent years, becoming a key engine socio – economic development, one of the highest income generating sectors as well as the leading foreign exchange earners in the country.

In terms of Vietnam’s accommodation demand, there were over ten million international arrivals into the country in 2016, a 26 per cent increase on the year prior, reflecting the country’s growing status as a business destination and tourist hotspot in Southeast Asia. This is set to double by 2020 with 20 million arrivals and a US$ 30 billion tourism revenue by the end of the decade. The industrial renaissance has driven increasing demand for hotels, accommodation and food service establishments. Statistics show that as in the first quarter of 2017, there is total of 25,000 tourist accommodation facilities with 450.000 rooms across the country, of which there are 800 three to five – star hotels with more than 80.000 rooms.

The robust growth in tourism underscores the critical need for hoteliers, food operators, retail businesses and other market leaders to quickly level up business operations and the quality of services so as to be able to meet and surpass industry and consumer demands. In this light, the opportune staging of Food&Hotel Hanoi is expected to be the important force to stimulate consumer demand and further push forward the industry development.

Mrs. Do Hong Xuan, Chairwoman of Vietnam Hotel Association shared: “The inaugural Food&HotelHanoi event taken place in October 2018 is poised to present an effective gateway for companies, hotels and restaurants in the Vietnam’s North and Central Coast regions to source for innovate hospitality solutions, as well as a wide variety of high – end culinary products catering to different business needs. In other words, I strongly believe that Food&HotelHanoi will provide a significant contribution to the positive growth of the food and hospitality sectors in Northern Vietnam.

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*The statistics used in the release are quoted from the latest report of Vietnam Hotel Association

Notes to Editors:

Event at a glance:

Exhibition: Food&HotelHanoi2018

Venue: International Center for Exhibition (I.C.E)

Address: 91 Tran Hung Dao Street, Hanoi, Vietnam

Date: 28 – 30 November 2018 (Tues – Thu)

Time: 0900hrs – 1700hrs 


About Food&HotelHanoi ( )

Backed by a solid proven track record of success of Food&HotelVietnam staged in Ho Chi Minh City, Food&HotelHanoi has been launched to offer a direct route for international exporters and suppliers to the Northern Vietnam’s burgeoning food and hospitality industries. The inaugural edition is taking place from 28 to 30 November 2018 in the International Center for Exhibition (I.C.E) Hanoi, with a packed programme of exciting culinary and barista competitions; insightful talks, workshops and seminars; not to mention the comprehensive product showcase spanning across 4,300 square meters of the exhibition space.

FOOD & HOTEL HANOI (FHH) 2018 is organized by UBM, which in June 2018 combined with Informa PLC to become a leading B2B information services group and the largest B2B Events organizer in the world. Please visit for more information about our presence in Asia.

Media contacts:

Daphne Tran (Ms.)

Public Relation & Conference Executive


Tel: (+84) 8 3930 7618 (Ext: 120)

Email: [email protected]

5 hottest destinations to travel to in 2019

From cultural capitals to beach towns, these are the top trending travel hotspots.

Travel is trending.

On Wednesday, travel search engine KAYAK released its list of the top trending destinations — those places where flight searches have jumped the most year-over-year. And on the list, you’ll find everything from culinary and cultural capitals to gorgeous beachfront hotspots

Among the big trends KAYAK is seeing: two cities in Mexico landed in the top 5, likely thanks to increased tourism efforts and a growing number of cultural festivals and celebrations, a spokesperson for KAYAK tells Marketwatch. And the Caribbean is making a comeback, following a rough hurricane season. Indeed, The Bahamas snagged the No. 4 spot on the list, with other spots like Turks and Caicos, Aruba and Jamaica also seeing an uptick in interest.

Unfortunately, you’ll likely pay a bit more for travel this year: According to the Global Business Travel Association, flight prices in 2019 will rise 2.6% and hotels 3.7%. Still there are plenty of ways to save if you hope to visit some of these incredible destinations.

Here are the top trending destinations, according to KAYAK

With its vibrant mix of culture, art, history, fashion and food — it’s got the second-highest number of museums in the world, behind Paris, more than 40,000 restaurants, and was named the Design Capital of the World this year — it’s easy to see why people are dying to visit Mexico City. Plus, it’s affordable: Median roundtrip airfare from the U.S. is very reasonable, ranging from a low of $278 in February to a high of $439 in December, and median hotel rates range from $115 per night in June to $147 in February.

Bali, up 65% year-over-year

Bali is the first and only spot ever to make it on KAYAK’s top trending destinations list three years in a row — and no wonder. Known as the Island of the Gods, Bali boasts world-class beaches with both sugar-white and black sand, spectacular palaces and temples and verdant jungles. Flights from the U.S. aren’t cheap — ranging from about $693 in November to more than $1,100 in June, July and December — but median hotel prices in all months come in at under $200 a night.

Ho Chi Minh City, up 49%

This big, bustling city in Vietnam is an enchanting mix of new and old: high-rise buildings and ancient temples, hot restaurants and traditional markets. Roundtrip flights range from just under $700 to upwards of $1,000, but hotels are very reasonable, hovering at around $100 to $120 a night. Many use Ho Chi Minh City as a jumping off point for exploring the rest of Vietnam, whether it’s a bike trip through the countryside or a lazy trip to the beach.

The Bahamas, up 45%

Though flights can be pricey — ranging from roughly $400 to $500 round-trip — those sugar-sand beaches, crystal blue waters and activities like snorkeling and deep-sea fishing have long made the Bahamas a hotspot for tourists. It’s trending once again as the Caribbean recovers from a rough tourist season. But in addition to a pricey flight, expect to pay somewhere between $300 to upwards of $500 a night for a hotel room.

Guadalajara, up 43%.

Hip art galleries, modern architecture, unique cultural experiences and world-class cuisine and tequila are just some of the many draws to this large city in Mexico. Affordability is another: You can often get there for under $300 roundtrip, and hotels in most months are under $300 a night.

Other spots making the top 10 (in this order) include Lisbon, Paris, Rome, Maui and Munich. Hawaii’s increasing popularity may be due to the addition of more flight routes from the East Coast. These European cities may be benefiting from a similar trend, as new flight routes and low cost carriers are driving down prices and making these spots more accessible. Lisbon in particular “has seen a flurry of new flight routes added within the last year from major cities including Washington D.C., Chicago and Boston to name a few,” a spokesperson for KAYAK told MarketWatch.

Vietnam+ ,26 Oct 2018