Tourists Enjoy New Year's Day in Vietnam
On the first day of the new year 2024, international tourists coming to Ho Chi Minh City are invited to admire calligraphy performances, folk art of making "to he." There are also traditional musical instrument performances, spring bud picking for them to enjoy.
Ho Chi Minh City also gave to these distinguished guests many meaningful gifts as a blessing of peace and prosperity, including souvenirs and local specialty products (conical hats, bags, cosmetics, coupons for health care services...)
|Presenting gifts to international visitors to Ho Chi Minh City (Photo: Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism)
There were 13 lucky guests on international flights VJ082, VN10, which were operated by Vietjet Airlines and Vietnam National Airlines. They received international round-trip airline tickets
Director of Ho Chi Minh City Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa shared that the welcoming gestures of the city's tourism industry demonstrate the tradition of hospitality. It is an opening event for a prosperous year of the city. She believed the tourism industry is in a period of acceleration.
In Thua Thien Hue province, the Provincial Department of Tourism also hosted a program to welcome the first tourists to Thua Thien Hue by air in 2024.
The first group of passengers along with the captain and chief flight attendant of the flight were welcomed by leaders from the Provincial People's Committee, the Department of Tourism, the Tourism Association, Phu Bai International Airport, Central Port Authority at Phu Bai International Airport and Vietnam Airlines Office at Phu Bai International Airport (Hue city). The leaders presented souvenirs to the group for the celebration of the new year.
In particular, the 2 luckiest passengers were given 2 domestic round-trip tickets from Vietnam Airlines and souvenirs from the Department of Tourism. Other passengers on the same flight were also given souvenirs, enjoyed a welcome art performance and received New Year's wishes from the provincial leaders and Thua Thien Hue tourism industry.
|Welcoming the first tourists to Thua Thien Hue by air in 2024 (Photo: Thua Thien Hue Department of Tourism)
"Hue has many beautiful landscapes, the people of Hue are friendly and hospitable. I am very happy to travel and experience this land," German tourist Timotheus Und Adriane Hoettges shared his impressions of the welcoming gestures.
|Foreign tourists enjoy the welcome of Thua Thien Hue province on the first day of the new year (Photo: Thua Thien Hue Department of Tourism)
Da Nang City Department of Tourism also organized to welcome the first domestic and international tourists to the city on New Year's Eve by air.
At the welcoming ceremony, in addition to welcoming art performances, giving flowers, gifts, and airline ticket vouchers; Passengers can also take instant check-in photos for free.
Deputy Director of Da Nang Department of Tourism Nguyen Thi Hoai An noted that Da Nang International Airport welcomed 112 domestic and international flights, estimated to reach more than 15,500 passengers on the first day of 2024. The number exceeded the expected number of 50 international flights and 7,500 arriving passengers.
"The biggest goal of Da Nang tourism in 2024 is to welcome 8.43 million visitors. this year, with the efforts and expectations of the industry and the tourism business community, I think that the local tourism industry will grow even stronger," said Nguyen Thi Hoai An.
Also on January 1, at Huu Nghi International Border Gate, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism (VHTT&DL) organized a program to welcome the first international tourist group through Huu Nghi International Border Gate in 2024.
|Visitors are warmly welcomed and given gifts when they arrive in Da Nang (Photo: Kenh 14)
At the program, leaders of the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism of Lang Son province presented gifts to the first 43 Chinese tourists passing through Huu Nghi International Border Gate in 2024. They also briefly introduced the local products to tourists of Lang Son province in particular and Vietnam in general.
Visitors also enjoyed special musical performances and received free travel service vouchers for Lang Son province sponsored by Four Point Hotel (Sheraton).
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