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HCMC & Vietnam Airlines to work together

Released at: 15:55, 30/06/2017

HCMC & Vietnam Airlines to work together

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Two sign cooperation agreement to promote a number of fields in the city and hold events.

by Ngoc Lan

The Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee and Vietnam Airlines (VNA) held a signing ceremony for a comprehensive cooperation program in the 2017-2021 period that will contribute to the city’s socioeconomic development and enhance the profile and image of the national flag carrier.

The two will cooperate in the promotion of investment, trade, tourism, aviation, and education and training in the media, hold international tourism events in key and potential markets, and research and implement tourism products and routes.

Educational, cultural, sports and tourism events will be held, with at least one national and international aviation tourism event taking place each year to promote Ho Chi Minh City’s cultural and historical traditions.

Mr. Nguyen Thanh Phong, Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee, said the signing of the cooperation agreement will provide opportunities to further promote the city’s tourism, foreign affairs, and cultural exchanges.

Mr. Duong Tri Thanh, President of VNA, said that with 65 per cent of its operations in Ho Chi Minh City, it considers it to be its most important base for development.

According to Condé Nast Traveller magazine, Ho Chi Minh City is one of the 50 most beautiful cities in the world and is rapidly becoming an international tourist destination, thanks to government efforts at promotion and improvements in tourist destinations.

By upgrading museums and monuments and approving the development of eco-parks and the Saigon Cultural Tourism Village, Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism development strategy to 2030 aims for sustainable tourism development.

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), international arrivals to Ho Chi Minh City reached 5.2 million in 2016, a 10.6 per cent increase year-on-year and exceeding the initial expectation of 8.5 per cent.

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