|Ben Thanh market - a popular tourist destination in HCM City
In line with the plans, the southern metropolis will play host to the 16th Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival in August, to stimulate tourism demand among the local market and elevate the city’s image as a safe, friendly and attractive destination.
The municipal administration will be providing exemption or lower costs for participating businesses to market their brands following the novel coronavirus epidemic.
With regard to the seventh version of the Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai (traditional long dress) festival, the administration has requested that its Department of Tourism co-ordinates with relevant agencies to organise the event in either late September or early October to welcome the Party Congress across all levels.
For the fourth Ho Chi Minh City International Marathon scheduled for December, the Department of Tourism has been asked to devise plans to host the event in line with government’s regulations regarding disease prevention and control.
In addition, the municipal administration has approved the Department of Tourism’s proposal to launch a domestic stimulus tourism programme this June.