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HCM City Tourism Festival gets underway

Update: April, 03/2013 - 11:49

HCM CITY (VNS)— The annual HCM City Tourism Festival seeking to promote the local tourism industry by introducing new products and services will start tomorrow and run until Sunday at the September 23 Park in District 1.

The "HCM City Tourism: Trademark – Integration – Development" will be hosted by the city Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism along with other agencies.

La Quoc Khanh, deputy director of the department, said the main goal of the festival is to stimulate domestic tourism by acting as a bridge between travel companies and customers.

The highlights of this year's event will be a tourism fair and a fete to honour prestigious tourism names.

Some 120 booths will be set up by 80 travel companies, while Vietnamese and international cuisines will be showcased at 10 other booths. The first HCM City Young Tourism Ambassadors competition will be another major attraction. — VNS


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