Massive American vacationer group visits HCMC

American vacationers put on Vietnamese conical hats ‘non la’ and conventional checkered black and white scarf ‘khan rang’ at a welcome ceremony in HCMC on April 8, 2022. Picture by VnExpress/Huynh Nhi

A gaggle of 130 American vacationers arrived in HCMC Friday, the biggest group of international guests to the town since Vietnam reopened to tourism three weeks in the past.

The group, comprising principally entrepreneurs and first-time guests to the town, was ceremonially welcomed on the Vietnam Historical past Museum in District 1.

They may keep in five-star lodges, take boat excursions alongside the Ho Chi Minh River, go to Ben Thanh Market, the annual Ao Dai Pageant, and the Cu Chi tunnels, a labyrinthine community used in the course of the Vietnam Struggle by Vietnamese troopers for hiding and as a communication and provide route.

The guests may also tour the Mekong Delta, the world-renowned Ha Lengthy Bay, Hanoi, and Da Nang.

Nancy Lesage, one of many vacationers, stated: “I really feel protected and don’t worry about Covid-19 after I’m right here. Every part is filled with life.”

She plans to advocate Vietnam to her household and pals as soon as she returns house.

Debra Rosen, one of many few within the group to have visited Vietnam earlier than, stated she hardly ever travels to a spot twice until she is de facto and impressed.

“I really like this nation.”

On the ceremony, the guests acquired souvenirs from authorities and had been supplied reductions on lodging, eating and purchasing by varied companies.

Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa, director of the town Division of Tourism, stated the town is ready to obtain MICE (Conferences, Incentives, Conferences & Exhibitions) vacationer teams from different markets.

HCMC is working a tourism program referred to as ‘Welcome to Ho Chi Minh Metropolis’. To final from March to September, it has companies within the tourism and companies sectors providing reductions and new merchandise to guests.

Vietnam reopened its borders to international vacationers on March 15, permits quarantine-free entry and has reinstated its pre-pandemic visa insurance policies, together with waivers for the nationals of 24 nations.

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