Ho Chi Minh City to launch overnight cruises along Saigon River
Update: Dec 06, 2022
Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism authority plans to launch overnight cruises with ships accommodating hundreds of people along the Saigon River starting next year.
Ho Chi Minh City plans to run overnight cruises along the Saigon River early next year.
This marks one of the main tasks implemented by the southern city’s Department of Tourism to boost waterway tourism in the 2022 - 2025 period.
The move will see HCM City strive to develop important tourist routes on the river, including a floating market that will operate beneath the Tan Thuan Bridge between District 7 and District 4 on Saturdays and Sundays.
A number of water entertainment sports, including kayaking, will also be launched with the main aim of creating a bustling atmosphere on the inner city river routes.
The tourism department hopes to serve 1.5 million people travelling by waterway by 2025 and increase the figure by between 10% and 15% annually beyond. In addition, revenue from waterway tourism is expected to reach VND3 trillion by 2025.
By 2030 the city hopes that waterway tourism will become one of the typical tourism products in the locality.
VOV - vov.vn - 5 Dec, 2022