Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Day in April 2011

The Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Day 2011 will be held on the 23/9 (September 23rd) Park from April 7 to 10.

According to the Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism the annual event is an opportunity for travel companies to publicize their brands and offer their products to consumers.

Various activities including a singing contest, a photo exhibition of beautiful landscapes and hot tourist spots in the country and a food fair will take place during the festival.

A special parade honoring Vietnamese brand names will be broadcast live on HTV9 channel in the closing ceremony of the festival.

Last years event saw hundreds of thousands of visitors arriving for travel information and to book tours from travel agents.

City plans for tourism day

Entrepreneurs and tourism promoters have registered 136 booths at this year’s annual HCMC Tourism Day which will take place at 23/9 Park in downtown HCMC between April 8 and 11.

The event will feature a travel fair, a food festival and a tourism photo exhibition among other activities.

Nguyen Bao Anh, Deputy Head of tourism promotion at the HCMC Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, told that the

organizer targeted 150 booths for this year’s event, 10{ed23bdc34f62f55b428e9c9e667cd0bfdea5ba33b660acb5e787e44d5ac92ba3} more than last year.

The event will focus on attracting local travelers by giving travel service providers an opportunity to promote their services directly, especially for the summer season.

The organizers expect 100, 000 people will join HCMC Tourism Day to book tours and other tourism services.

“The event will promote new products for the summer travel season, promotion tours, and lucky draws to encourage more local people to travel, ” the organizer said.

Anh added that the event had been moved from the Dam Sen Culture Park in District 11 to a more convenient venue in downtown HCMC to make it easier for visitors to join.

The department is inviting foreign tourism representative offices from Malaysia, Thailand and the Philippines to join the event too.

The organizer will spend more than VND4.2 billion on the sixth event. Nearly VND1.3 billion will come from the city’s tourism promotion budget.