|Leaders of HCM City’s Border Guard Command and the city Department of Tourism sign an agreement to boost tourism through sea routes. — Photo Thu Hằng |Viet Nam News
HCM CITY — The HCM City Border Guard Command and the city Department of Tourism have signed an agreement to boost tourism through marine borders.
They will exchange documents and information on State management of tourism activities as well as passenger departures, arrivals and transit at ports.
In recent years the number of tourist arrivals in the city by sea has grown strongly, Col Tô Danh Út, commander of the Border Guard Command, said.
The co-operation is vital to fuel the development of river and sea tourism, he said.
Dozens of thousands of passengers and crew on hundreds of cruise ships and more than 10 military ships visit the city every year, according to Út.
The Border Guard Command is assigned to manage two sea routes, the Cần Giờ route and the HCM City seaport route, he added.
A total of 244,000 tourists visited the city last year by sea and the number continued to soar in the first half of this year, according to the department. — VNS