Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival posts VND120 billion in revenue

NDO – The Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival 2019, closed on April 14 with total sales estimated at VND120 billion (US$5.16 million), up 45% over 2018.


The four-day event featured various activities, including seminars, exchanges and offers of tours, which attracted more than 250,000 visitors, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

As many as 40 travel enterprises participated in the festival, who showcased their products and services at 150 pavilions. Approximately 12,700 visitors bought tours at the event, up 41% over 2018. More than 70,000 promotional tours were offered for visitors during the festival.

The event also included a seminar on human resources in Vietnam’s tourism, a singing festival of workers in the tourism sector, and an introduction of start-ups applying technology in tourism, among other activities.

This is the first year the Ho Chi Minh City tourism stimulation programme has been held during the festival, which offered nearly 1,300 promotional tours for customers.

At the closing ceremony, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism presented certificates of merit to enterprises that have accompanied the tourism festival for five consecutive years, including Vietnam Airlines, Ben Thanh Tourist, Saigon Tourist, and others.