Festivals, shopping program launched in HCMC

The 2014 Ho Chi Minh City Tourism and Shopping Program was yesterday launched in Ho Chi Minh City in Park Sep 23 in District 1 by the Department of Tourism and the Department of Industry and Trade.

The month-long program is scheduled to run at Sep 23 Park in the downtown area in order to attract tourists and promote tourism and shopping demand in the year-end. Tourists and local inhabitants will get discount from 10-50 percent and gifts when buying goods from booths in the park.

The program has received good response of almost 500 local shopping malls, hotels, and restaurants with over 1,000 stalls offering numerous culinary and entertainment delights.

Another highlight, “Mon Ngon Cac Nuoc” (Countries’ Delicacies) Cuisine Fest, also opened at Sep 23 Park on the day.

This year’s fest, which has grown into many local and international tourists’ favorite year-end rendezvous in the past several years, will feature the culinary delights of 60 hotels and restaurants from 20 countries and territories.

The festive will take place until December 7.

By My Hanh - Translated by Uyen Phuong

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