HCMC – Hundreds of firms active in the tourism sector in HCMC are offering special promotional packages as HCMC has launched the “Welcome to HCMC” program to stimulate tourism demand after two years of disrupted travel induced by the Covid pandemic.
Many tour operators have put up for sale tens of city tours at discounted prices from VND699,000 to VND1.08 million each, according to the HCMC Department of Tourism.
Several tourist sites, including the Ao Dai Museum and the Saigon Skydeck at Bitexco Tower, are lowering entrance fees to attract visitors.
In addition, many hotels in the city are offering discounts of 20%-73%. Muong Thanh Luxury is cutting its room rates by 73%, while Ramana is halving its room rates and Continental is offering a 40% discount on room rates for guests.
Six other hotels, Sofitel Saigon, Pullman Saigon, Hôtel Des Arts Saigon – MGallery, Novotel Saigon, Ibis Saigon Airport and Ibis Saigon South, are discounting room prices by 20%.
Similarly, a series of restaurants, bakeries and shops are also reducing the prices of their products by up to nearly 50%.
The “Welcome to HCMC” program, which is set to wrap up in September, will feature a host of tourism promotion events and festivals such as the HCMC Tourism Day, the HCMC Food Festival, the Saigon Bread Festival, the Flower Festival and the Southern Fruit Festival.
One of the highlights of the program is that the city will receive 130 American tourists tomorrow, April 8.