In 2005, Saigontourist welcomed more than 1.4 million tourists. Among them, international tourists accounted for 18.2%, and the number of Vietnamese tourists travelling abroad increased 6.3%. The 2005 turnover was over VND 4.4 billion, exceeding the target by 23.4%. The gross profit was over VND 100.1 billion, a 36.3% increase.
In 2006, Saigontourist hopes to increase the total gross profit to VND 4.9 billion. To become the first tourist group in Viet Nam, Saigontourist will have more investment in their five-star hotels, such as Continental, Grand, and Majestic.
The company will also build a five-star hotel in Ha Noi, an International Trade Fair Center in District 7, Ho Chi Minh City, and develop Saigon-Con Dao Hotel.
Saigontourist in calling for investment into Bai Dai tourist area, Cam Ranh - Khanh Hoa Province; Phu Quoc Biological Tourist Area; Eden Compound Trade Center.
Rex Hotel receives first-class Labor Medal
President Tran Duc Luong offered Labor Medals to Saigontourist’s members. Rex Hotel (Ben Thanh Hotel) and Bong Sen Hotel received first-class and second-class Labor Medals respectively.
The third-class Labor Medals were offered to Mr. Ho Hung Van, Vice Director of Saigontourist Holding Company; Mr. Bui Viet Dung, manager of Que Huong Hotel (Liberty Hotel), Mr. Cao Lap, manager of Binh Quoi Tourist Area.