Wellness Tourism

The first edition of Vietnam Hospitality Managing Director Forum, CEOTalks - Riding the wellness wave will be held in conjunction with Food & Hotel Vietnam 2019 from 8:30 to 12:30 on 25/04/2019 at Saigon Exhibition & Convention Center (SECC), 799 Nguyen Van Linh St., Tan Phu Ward, Dist.7, Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam.

As of 2013, wellness tourism had been available in 63 countries and the number increased to 100 by 2018; Vietnam is also a potential growth country for this sector. According to Wego and TrustYou, the cities of Hanoi and Hoi An, which are full of wellness potentiality, have placed in the top 10 of the best tourist destinations of wellness tourism services in Asia. In particular, the capital of Vietnam, where tourist can easily enjoy a pure air, peaceful atmosphere and admire historical destinations, accounts 87.37% positive feedback from tourists and is ranked in top 5.

However, this type of tourism requires high-spending tourists. According to Global Wellness Institute (GWI)’s report, wellness tourism market grew 639 billion dollars in 2017 and that number only stands to rise. World travelers made 830 million wellness trips in 2017, 139 million more than in 2015.

In response to the emerging Wellness tourism, CEOTalks will offer a comprehensive view of wellness trends through four keynote presentations and two panel discussions from the leading corporations in the tourism industry, including:

  • Ms. Nguyen Thanh Binh, Deputy Director of Hotel Department, Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT)
  • Mr. Mauro Gasparotti, Director, Savills Hotels, SEA
  • Mr. Atilla Erda, Chief Operating Officer of Fusion
  • Mr. Dawid Koegelenberg, General Manager of Fusion Resort Cam Ranh
  • Ms. Chau Thi Hoang Mai, General Manager of Alba Spa Hotel and Alba Hotel, Senior Sales Manager of Alba Wellness Resort by Fusion
  • Ms.Thuy M. Do, Founder of Wellness Vietnam

The event has attracted more than 150 C-level executives, senior managers and strategists in the Hospitality Investment, Operations & Management in Vietnam and will be honorably moderated by Mr. Tran Quoc Khanh – host of many business talk show such as Startup Café, FBNC Channel, etc.

During 4 hours, all the attendees can discuss and exchange ideas about opportunities and challenges for Vietnam hospitality management involving crucial topics as "Taking wellness as a philosophy in hospitality business", "Wellness wave: Shaping the future of investment in hospitality industry", "How a City Hotel rides the wellness wave", "Wellness trend:Spotlight on Resorts in Vietnam", etc.


A quality event by: Outbox Consulting, SES Vietnam Exhibition Services Co., Ltd, Ho Chi Minh City Department of Toursim