Ha Long Bay is one of the most favorite destinations (Photo: VH)
Saigontourist Travel Service Company has signed a contract with a US partner on cruiser tourism service.
Accordingly, the two parties will operate fixed routes in this service.
Under the agreement, Saigontourist will expand its operation after the 2006-2011 period based on the market evaluation.
It is expected that Viet Nam’s tourism industry would earn at least US$12.5 million in the first five years.
The service clears the way for Viet Nam to become one of the major destinations in Asia-Pacific, in which Ho Chi Minh City would be one of the main ports.
The tour will start from Ho Chi Minh City to Ha Long and return. Visitors will visit ports along Viet Nam's coast such as Nha Trang, Da Nang.
The signing ceremony was held in New York on March 20, 2006.