11:08 | 16/04/2018 Society
The Ho Chi Minh City's Department of Tourism held a ceremony at the September 23 Park in Ho Chi Minh City on April 14 to honor the top 100 tourism brands of Ho Chi Minh City in 2017.
|At the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival 2017|
The event is part of the activities under the framework of the Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival 2018, taking place from April 12-15.
Under the theme “Discovering 2018 summer”, the festival featured around 150 booths by travel agencies, hotels, retailers, restaurants, transporters and airliners from both home and abroad.
In addition, seminars on introducing tourism information, Gotadi ticket reservations, and improving the efficiency of online tourism were held.
On the same day, the Ho Chi Minh City Department of Science and Technology and the Department of Tourism jointly organised the Ho Chi Minh City Innovative Startups in Tourism (HIST) in 2018.
The annual contest aims to seek startup projects with sound solutions, feasible products and high technological contents aligned to the city’s tourism development.
The projects participating in the Innovative Startups in Tourism will have a chance to receive funding from the city’s programme for supporting startups projects called SpeedUp. Startup ideas on travel, accommodation, tourist transport, and payments for the sector will be given priority in the program.