A tourism festival is taking place in Ho Chi Minh City, drawing the participation of over 80 travel agencies and airlines from inside and outside the country.

The 10th Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival takes place at the September 23 Park. It offers an opportunity for localities and tourism businesses to access customers’ demands and tastes.

The annual event is also aimed at promoting the tourism-cultural products of different regions through product displays and art performances.

A series of activities, including performances of Don Ca Tai Tu (Southern music), which was officially recognised as an Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humankind by UNESCO, and a hotspot photography exhibition have been organised at the festival.

In the spotlight is a programme entitled “tourism supermarket”, aiming to introduce tourism packages and stimulus programmes for visitors.

Although organised in Ho Chi Minh City, many tourism packages on sale at the festival are from the northern mountainous region, especially those in remote areas.

During the festival, more than 100 travel agencies, hotels, resorts and tourist sites have been honoured for their contribution to the tourism development in the city and the whole country at large.-VNA