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Ho Chi Minh City welcomes foreign tourist no. 5 million
Ho Chi Minh City marked today the arrival of foreign tourist number 5 million with a red carpet ceremony and gifts for passengers of the lucky VN10 flight from France.
The lucky visitor no. 5 million received a free Vietnam Airlines business class ticket from France to Vietnam; the carrier's one year gold membership; two nights at a five star hotel; and a city tour, among other services.
Two visitors that arrived right before and immediately after visitor no 5 million were also surprised to receive travel and accomodation vouchers. Meanwhile, all passengers on the VN10 flight got a conical hat and a guidebook.
The three lucky tourist receive gifts from the city authorities. Photo by VnExpress
Ho Chi Minh City is looking to diversify its tourism services to attract both local and long-haul travelers.
Under the plan, the city is seeking to promote performing arts festivals, sporting events and waterway tourism services, among others, while focusing on high-end leisure travel.
Ho Chi Minh City is expecting to receive 5.2 million foreign tourists this year, a 10 percent increase from last year, according to the municipal tourism department.
The number of local arrivals has also jumped 10 percent to 21.8 million. Tourism remains a key revenue stream for the city and is forecast to generate VND103 trillion ($4.5 billion) this year, up 9 percent year-on-year.
2016 is already a record breaking year for Vietnam's international tourist arrivals. As many as 10 million have been welcomed so far this year.
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