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Mr. Bui Ta Hoang Vu, Director of the Ho Chi Minh city Department of Tourism, said the program will be organized in the socialization direction. The department is working with consultants to be able to arrange the event regularly at weekends to attract more tourists to the southern city.

The city People’s Committee has allowed the Department of Tourism to coordinate with other departments and related agencies to implement inbound tourism activities in 2017.

Specifically, the Southern Land Cuisine Festival will take place from May 25th to 28th, while street art performances will start from May. The Southern Fruits Festival is scheduled from June 1st to 11th, International Travel Expo is planned from September 7th to 9th, and Fashion and Technology Festival is expected to be held from September 14th to 16th.

Other events include the second unicorn-lion-dragon festival in late September, International Marathon on December 17th and culinary festival “Taste of the World” in mid-December.

In addition, the city People’s Committee approved in principle inviting international media delegations and travel companies from key and potential markets to survey and run articles about the city’s tourism, and carry out specialized publications on MICE, waterway tourism, eco-tourism and cuisine./.

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