HCM City tourism authorities plan to introduce seven river tours later this month.
The tours will be developed as a major city tourism product by 2020, and Saigontourist has been entrusted with operating them.
The city Department of Transport targets annual growth of 20 per cent in the number of people booking river tours and 30 per cent in revenues from them. By 2015 the city will upgrade or build 50 piers at tourist sites for boats to dock, develop 65 tourist sites along tour routes, and build three community tourism sites in Cu Chi, Can Gio, and District 9. — VNS