Ho Chi Minh City’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a ceremony to welcome their 7 millionth foreign visitor of the year, a French citizen, to the city on December 10.
Tissot Jeanclaure, along with two other visitors who had arrived directly before and immediately after him, were presented with special gifts from the department and Vietnam Airlines. All three passengers were on the same flight from France to Ho Chi Minh City.
The welcome ceremony was part of a number of activities to commemorate 320 years since the establishment of the city.
To mark the occasion, the city’s Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism launched eight special tours, which will give visitors an insight into the development of Ho Chi Minh city since from its inception to the present day.
The number of international arrivals to Ho Chi Minh City reached 6.79 million in November, up 19.6% compared to the same period last year, and the city aims to attract 8.5 million foreigners next year.
The Department will continue to launch tourism promotion campaigns, improve the quality of human resource and special tours,and promote unique tourism products. The ultimate aim is to attract more foreign tourists to the city, extend the length of their stay, and increase their expenditure.
Ho Chi Minh City is the most visited destination in the country.