Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City municipal People’s Committee, Le Hoang Quan and head of the Permanent Mission to the UN, Le Hoai Trung, attended the November 4 event along with more than 200 invited guests from US travel agencies, overseas Vietnamese, and staff from Vietnamese representative offices in New York City attended the promotion.
Chairman Le Hoang Quan said Ho Chi Minh City considers promoting tourism as one of the major tasks to introduce Vietnam and its people, culture, and society to the world, as well as its historical sites, economic potential, and achievements to call for investment in its renewal process.
Every year, Ho Chi Minh City organizes promotional tourism events such as the Vietnam-Laos-Cambodia tourism fair and an international tourism fair that attract nearly 140 domestic and foreign travel agencies.
Near 2.9 million foreign visitors to Ho Chi Minh travel in October 2011 and it expects to welcome 3.4 million in 2012.
Visitors to the event had the opportunities to watch films introducing HCM City, its residents, tourist destinations and achievements and traditional Vietnamese food.