|The “Ho Chi Minh City – 100 interesting things” program was introduced on May 24 by the Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper in Ho Chi Minh City.
Mr Nguyen Van Tin, Deputy Editor-in-chief of the Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper, said that the program aims to honour tourist products to open for the tourism promotion campaign in the period of 2012-2013 in Ho Chi Minh City.
According to Mr. La Quoc Khanh, vice director of the HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, this year the programme will expand its voting to include 20 categories, but narrow the number of candidates of each category from 10 to 5 in order to improve the quality of the vote.
The candidates participating in the program have committed to continue to create and maintain attractive, quality services and products with the tourism sector in advertising and promoting the image of the city.
100 interesting things will be chosen among 150 candidates from June 2012 in a vote to last about 45 days. The public can vote in two forms, by paper vote or electronic vote. The paper vote is freely delivered to the public through travel agencies. In order to choose by electronic vote, audience can directly access the website of the Nguoi Lao Dong newspaper.
In 2009, HCM City organized the first “Ho Chi Minh City – 100 interesting things” program. The HCM City Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism turned the information into USB, DVD, postcards and guide-book in Vietnamese and English.
Moreover, this information was also introduced at sightseeing points, stations, airports, fairs and tourism exhibitions to boost promotion and invite tourists around the country and the world to Ho Chi Minh City.