HCM City should develop a heritage master plan as part of its urban development strategy to ensure conservation of its architectural heritage, experts have urged.
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.
With 172 recognised relics and 97 heritage sites, HCM City boasts a wealth of culture. The city plans to spend millions of dollars preserving and promoting its rich history over the next few years, San Hà reports.
HCM City tourism authorities will focus on marketing and promotion campaigns to attract more foreign tourists this year, according to the city’s Department of Tourism.
The HCM City Department of Tourism yesterday kicked off a tourism stimulus programme with discounts of 10-50 per cent on local tours, hotel bookings, city attractions, and cuisine services.
The HCM City People’s Committee plans to allocate more than VNĐ700 billion (US$29.98 million) for renovation and preservation of cultural heritage sites and buildings in the 2019-2020 period, according to the city’s Department of Culture and Sports.
Some 200 people, mostly retirees, have been working as volunteer tour guides in Seoul under the management of the Seoul Tourism Organisation. They have influenced tourists with their enthusiasm for the city. Lê Hương is impressed.
The number of passengers using open-top tour buses in the capital was averaging about only 7 per trip each day, according to a report by the Hà Nội Transport Company (Transerco).
The number of passengers riding buses in Hà Nội has risen since late 2016, the Hà Nội Department of Transport said, but the system still faces major challenges as it seeks to attract more riders.
Most people are familiar with HCM City’s Chinatown in District 5, Korea Town in District 7, Japan Town in District 1, and the Western expat enclave in District 2.