Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The HCM City Department of Tourism has introduced a handbook to provide tourists information on accommodation, dining, shopping and other services.
The guidebook HCM City Hotels & Restaurants 2016 provides traffic guides, addresses and phone numbers for emergencies and information about general consulates.
It offers details about three- to five-star hotels, restaurants, spas, shopping and sightseeing sites, and Vietnamese specialties and products.
The book, with 144 colour pages in English sized 12.5x17cm, is available at international airports, hotels, restaurants, and commercial and convention centres.
It is published by the city’s Department of Tourism, Vietnam News Agency Publishing House and Tuổi Trẻ (Youth) newspaper.
“The handbook will be one of the channels to introduce Vietnamese brands to foreign tourists, tour operators and media,” said Phạm Huy Bình, deputy director of the department.
It also aims to promote the tourism industry, Bình said at the launching ceremony for the handbook on Tuesday (August 30).
The city brings in 40 per cent of the country’s tourism revenue, which contributes more than 10 per cent to the city’s GDP, according to Bình.
The city has more than 110 three- to five-star hotels with a total of 14,780 rooms.
As least 106 restaurants provide tourism services of a high standard. — VNS