Visitors at the festival (Photo: nhandan.com.vn)
HCM City (VNA) – The freshly-ended Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival 2017 attracted about 350,000 visitors, a rise of 20 percent over the previous year, according to the organising board.

The four-day event saw the sale of 6,000 tours with total revenue of 60 billion VND (263,340 USD).

Addressing a closing ceremony on March 26, Le Truong Hien Hoa, Director of the Ho Chi Minh Tourism Promotion Agency said that the event contributed to boosting domestic tourism, introducing new destinations and creating a chance for travel agencies and customers to meet and trade.

The festival also gave much space for the youth to meet travel companies, helping them sketch out career orientations practically and effectively, he said.

At the same time, the event also enabled other localities and businesses to access the Ho Chi Minh City market with a population of over 11 million, added Hien.

During the event, many tours in the northern and central regions where the film “Kong: Skull Island” were shot were introduced.

Meanwhile, island tours, such as those to Phu Quoc, Con Dao and Ly Son as well as tours to western and central highlands localities were among best-selling products at the event, along with competitive tours abroad, mostly to the Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan (China) and Thailand. - VNA