2,200 cruise ship tourists visit city

Saigontourist, the country’s leading travel company received the luxury cruise ship Celebrity Millennium bringing more than 2,200 passengers and crew on January 9.

The visitors, mostly from the US, the UK, Canada and Australia took a full-day city tour by visiting Saigon Notre-Dame Cathedral, Saigon Central Post Office, Thien Hau Pagoda, Ben Thanh Market, Can Gio Ecological & Biosphere Conservation and the coastal city of Vung Tau in Ba Ria-Vung Tau Porvince.

The ship will then continue toThua Thien – Hue province on January 10, exploring destinations in the Central region.

The Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Association has cooperated with Saigon Railway to launch a promotional program offering 23 – 30% discount on train fares to attract more passengers to travel by train on Tet holidays.

By Thi Hong – Translated by Kim Khanh

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