HCM City authorities will offer 50 percent discount for tourists on eight tours held on the 320th anniversary of the city.
International tourists in HCM City
The news was announced during the programme to stimulate tourism in 2018 and 2019 held by the Department of Tourism on November 29.
The discount tours will introduce tourists to historical locations in the city centre, tours to Can Gio District for its landscapes and tours to Cu Chi District to learn more about history.
The tours will be held daily by firms who registered to join the promotional programme. The firms are providing offers for December for tourists in HCM City. Restaurants, transportation firms, and firms in dental tourism are also participating.
According to Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, deputy head of the Department of Tourism, HCM City welcomed 6.1 million visitors in the first 10 months, an increase of 20% compared to the same period last year. Most of the revenues come from international tourists. May to August is often the off-season so the authorities have worked with many firms to start the stimulus programme from now to the end of 2019 to attract international as well as local tourists.
The Saigon-Cho Lon tour will cost VND399,000 (USD16) and go from Central Post Office to the Notre Dame Cathedral, HCM City Museum, Thien Hau Pagoda, Binh Tay Market, Silver House and Baoz Dim Sum restaurant.
The most expensive tour cost VND2,199,000 (USD88) and last two days. Tourists will go from the city’s centre to the coastal forest of Can Gio, stay the night at the resort and continue the trip to Rung Sat Special Zone and Can Gio Monkey Island.