Local travel companies taking part in the City Tourism Promotion Program, sold package tours to Phu Quoc, Nha Trang, Quy Nhon, Da Nang, Con Dao and Hanoi by plane to nearly 3,000 visitors in September, according to Tran The Dung, member of HCMC Tourism Promotion Center.
The report presents a year-on-year increase of 60 percent in local tourism. The center members sold promotional tours to more than 23,000 holidaymakers from May to September, up 46 percent compared to 2012.
Tourism Promotion Center was launched by the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism in January.
The center assumes responsibility for providing advice and implementation of strategies, programs and plans approved by the City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism to promote tourism.
It links and co-ordinates with domestic and foreign organizations in tourism promotion and investment, developing and promoting tourist markets and local tourism products, besides implementing international co-operation programs in tourism.
The center also organizes and takes part in workshops, fairs, exhibitions and advertising events in tourism promotion in the country and abroad.