According to Mr. Bui Ta Hoang Vu, Director of the HCMC Department of Tourism, more than 1.3 million international tourists visited the city, reaching 17 percent of the year target in the first- two months of the year.
Currently, the city's tourism sector has been closely collaborating with restaurants, hotels, travel agencies… to promote and introduce to visitors the Ao Dai festival.
By the evening of March 2, around 200 tailor and Ao Dai stores were ready to run discount program, consult for visitors with free of charge. In addition, leaders and officials of some consulates general in Ho Chi Minh such as China, Cuba, the US, India, Thailand, Taiwan (China)… have also registered to take part in the event.
In order to create more convenience, Ho Chi Minh City has just announced the parking lots for visitors in district 1 including the second basement of Rex Hotel, Kim Do hotel (113 Nguyen Hue street), Saigon Prince (63 Nguyen Hue street), Sunwah tower (on the intersection of Ton That Thuyet and Nguyen Hue street), Grand hotel on the entrance of Ho Huan Nghiep street, 7-9 Cong Truong Lam Son street (on the back of Municipal Theatre of Ho Chi Minh City), pavement of Hai Trieu street on the corner of Ho Chi Minh City State Treasury.
The closing event will be held in Thuan Kieu Square (The Garden Mall) in March 23.