Fruits refresh tourists

HO CHI MINH CITY, 30 May 2017: Ho Chi Minh City’s four to five-star hotels will offer guests free fruits, or fruit juice, starting 1 June to mark Vietnam’s Fruit Week.

Local media reported the programme will be implemented at 40 four and five-star hotels that offer more than 8,800 rooms in the city.

The Vietnam Fruit Week is part of the Southern Fruit Festival 2017, which is being jointly organised by Ho Chi Minh City’s tourism and trade and industry departments and Suoi Tien Cultural Tourism JSC.

The festival will take place during three summer months at Suoi Tien Park with many activities such as a fruit fair, a fruit floating market, a contest on delicious and safe fruit, fruit plastic art and fruit-based drinks making contest, and other food and music festivals.

Travel companies have also introduced the Southern Fruit Festival 2017 as part of the city tour programme to local and international visitors.

Ho Chi Minh City targets 7 million international visitors in 2017. The city welcomed more than 5.2 million foreign tourists last year, a rise of 10% against 2015.