This is the first group of tourists to Ho Chi Minh City in a pure tourist trip with a 10-day journey across Vietnam. Most of the tourists in the group are business people and merchants of American businesses coming to Vietnam for the first time.
The leader of the director of the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism personally welcomed the delegation with gifts of some Vietnamese souvenirs such as conical hats and bandanas.
The delegation received many attractive gifts and preferential policies on food, shopping, and staying at hotels in Ho Chi Minh City at the welcome ceremony.
Ho Chi Minh City is the stopover, the most extended stay for the group of tourists with a schedule to experience, visit, and enjoy Vietnamese cuisine and high-quality services. American tourists, most of them coming to Vietnam for the first time, could not hide their surprise at the warm and hospitable welcome.
Female tourist Stephanie, Wyoming, said that the 10-day tour in Vietnam is a destination with beautiful scenery, delicious food, and the hospitality of the people in each place she goes through.
“We were introduced to the beautiful scenery of the North, the Central, and the South, but the service was very attentive and hospitable everywhere. Today’s welcome ceremony was the whole trip’s highlight,” said Stephanie.
Tourist Terry Keyes also affirmed that he would return to Vietnam because there are so many delicious Vietnamese street foods and beautiful scenery here to explore further, especially after two years of not traveling.
To be in Vietnam today, American tourists have been planning since half a year ago, when the epidemic situation in the world was still volatile. However, a successful trip to Vietnam has confirmed that this is a safe and beautiful tourist destination.
Mr. Duong Anh Duc – Vice Chairman of Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee – expressed his thanks to the tourists for choosing Ho Chi Minh City as a long-term destination in their travel journey.
The event to welcome American international visitors on the morning of April 8 is also an activity in the communication campaign “Ho Chi Minh City welcomes you – Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City”, the most extensive communication campaign of the tourism industry in the city. Ho Chi Minh City since the COVID-19 pandemic occurred.
The group will also go to the Mekong Delta to visit floating markets or learn about Vietnamese fruits at garden houses. In particular, the delegation participated in activities within the framework of the 8th Ao Dai Festival in 2022 in Ho Chi Minh City.