HCM City among world's top cultural destinations for 2019
12:46 | 25/01/2019

VGP – Viet Nam’s southern city Ho Chi Minh City has claimed a place on UK travel website Culture Trip’s list of the 12 best cities for culture in the world in 2019.

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The list is based on an analysis of cities that have seen the highest growth in millennial interest on the Culture Trip site and app and a survey of 300 of the company’s local creators, who are based around the globe.

Ranked fourth, Ho Chi Minh City is described as an affordable destination with a buzzing cultural scene to match, making it perfect for cash-strapped millennial travellers.

It also recommended travellers meander around the city’s neighbourhoods and hidden alleyways in search of street food and displays of public art.

The first three places on the list were Oaxaca City (Mexico), Porto (Portugal), and Austin (U.S.).

The first three places on the list were Oaxaca City (Mexico), Porto (Portugal), and Austin (U.S.), with Cape Town (South Africa), Lima (Peru), Tokyo (Japan), Istanbul (Turkey), Budapest (Hungary), and Marrakech (Morocco) following Ho Chi Minh City.

Formerly Saigon, Ho Chi Minh City is the largest city in Viet Nam. It welcomed over 7 million foreign visitors in 2018. The local tourism sector has been growing at around 15% each year over recent years.

It is accelerating the implementation of its tourism development strategy, focusing on sustainable and green tourism in connection with environmental protection, and technological applications for tourism development. It has set targets of expanding tourism growth by between 15 and 20% in 2019 and welcoming 8-8.5 million foreign holidaymakers.

Ho Chi Minh City set a target to expand tourism growth of between 15-20% and serve about 8-8.5 million foreign holiday makers in 2019.

By Vien Nhu


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