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Tourism Festival opens in Ho Chi Minh City
Mai Nguyen 16:39, 2019/04/12
Several promotion programs are offered at the four-day Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival, which take places from April 11 to 14.
A tourism festival themed “Happy Summer 2019” opened in Ho Chi Minh City on April 11 with 150 booths of over 40 travel companies,VNA reported.
Several promotion programs are offered at the four-day Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival. Photo: VNA
Several promotion programs are offered at the four-day Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival. Photo: VNA
Speaking at the opening ceremony, Director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism Bui Ta Hoang Dung said several promotion programs are offered at the four-day event. Nearly 70,000 domestic and overseas tour packages are introduced by more than 40 travel companies with discounts from 20 to 50%.
Some airlines, including national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines and Bamboo Airways, also offer discounted tickets for routes departing from Ho Chi Minh City.
On this occasion, the organizing board will launch another nine low-cost city tours in Ho Chi Minh City with prices ranging from VND275,000 to 2 million (US$11.8 – 86), including the Ho Chi Minh City Museum, Vinh Nghiem pagoda, 3D Museum, Suoi Tien Amusement Park, SATRA Center, among others.
Other sideline activities will be held at the festival such as a forum on Vietnam’s tourism human resources, a ceremony to honor 100 leading tourism brands and an exchange program on high-tech application in tourism.
The Ho Chi Minh City tourism festival is held annually in April, creating an opportunity for travel companies to promote tours among visitors in the city and neighbouring localities.
In 2018, Ho Chi Minh City welcomed 36.5 million visitors, including 7.5 million foreigners, a year-on-year rise of 17.83%. The city aims to serve 8.5 foreign visitors in 2019, up 14% against the previous year.
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