Total revenue reached nearly 60 billion VND, an increase of 50% compared to 2020 for businesses at the 18th Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival is an optimistic signal, bringing great expectations about tourism this summer.
On the evening of May 17, the 18th Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival in 2022 with the theme “Vibrant Every Experience” officially closed.
The closing night was still quite crowded with people taking advantage of the last day to buy a discount tour that they had considered before, or choose more regional specialties brought home by many provinces to introduce to the people of Ho Chi Minh City.
It is estimated that more than 150,000 visitors came to visit and shop at the fair, this number is lower than the expectation of 200,000 visitors set by the organizers.
The representative of Dat Viet Tour Company said that the time of this year’s festival is a bit unfavorable because it coincides with major events such as Buddha’s Birthday, the 31st SEA Games and the last two days fall on a weekday… making the event is “diluted”.
However, the rate of visitors visiting and closing the tour is quite high. In just the first two days, this business’s booth sold more than 300 different tours and services.
Similarly, the booths of the companies Vietravel, Saigontourist, Vietnam Tourism, Sasco Travel, TST tourist… had many activities and activities attracting a large number of people to participate, entertain as well as give attractive tour deals.
160 stalls of 48 provinces and cities and 44 travel agencies, hotels, airlines, tourist destinations, culinary… have brought people a memorable festive atmosphere after two years.
According to the Department of Tourism of Ho Chi Minh City, at this year’s festival, many stimulus packages were announced, meeting the diverse choices of domestic and foreign tourists, many new and unique tourism services and products. Unique, many services plus attractive attract the desire to travel of the city people.
Speaking at the closing ceremony, Mr. Le Truong Hien Hoa – deputy director of the City’s Department of Tourism – said that the results of the tourism festival have successfully contributed to the goal of stimulating domestic tourism in the summer, promoting introduce tourist destinations, create an exciting atmosphere for the tourism industry in Vietnam in general and tourism in Ho Chi Minh City in particular, during the period of accelerating opening to welcome international visitors.
The representative of the department also affirmed that after this event, the city’s tourism industry continues to promote the implementation of solutions in the plan of tourism recovery and economic development.
Along with that is the plan to welcome international tourists, overcome the difficulties and backlogs of the tourism industry in terms of human resources, coordinate to build diversification, tourism products and upgrade the quality of tourism services. All of this is to prepare for the event ITE International Tourism Fair in September 2022 with the message “Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City”.
@ Tuoi Tre