|Travelers visit Củ Chi Tunnels in HCM City. VNS Photo Thu Hằng|Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — More than 40 travel agents, airlines and hotels will participate in the annual HCM City Travel Fair that will take place from April 11 to 14 at September 23 Park in District 1.
The fair, themed “Happy Summer 2019”, offers nearly 70,000 inbound and outbound tours with discounts of 20-50 per cent.
Trần Hùng Việt, chairman of the city’s Tourism Association, said that tourism agencies from 30 cities and provinces would join the fair with price incentives and promotion programmes.
HCM City Department of Tourism will launch nine city tours with incentive prices for students and workers in an effort to encourage domestic tourim.
As part of the city’s tourism stimulus programme, the new tours include attractions in the city’s downtown, and Cần Giờ and Củ Chi districts.
Nguyễn Thị Ánh Hoa, deputy director of the city’s Department of Tourism, said the new low-cost city tours aimed to encourage students to learn more about the culture and history of the city as well as promote the city as a friendly, safe and exciting tourist destination.
Despite low prices, service quality of the tours remained unchanged, Hoa said.
Since the tourism stimulus programme was launched in November last year, it has attracted more than 3,000 visitors, with foreign travelers accounting for 70 per cent, she said.
Twenty-one travel firms and nearly 50 travel services providers have participated in the programme. — VNS