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With its historic French colonial buildings and vibrant street markets, Ho Chi Minh City - formerly known as and commonly referred to as Saigon - is the largest city in Vietnam with a population of over 8 million. Being in the heart of the Mekong delta region and registering a high pace of economic growth in recent years - in part due to its young and dynamic population - Ho Chi Minh City is becoming a an important regional player in trade, manufacturing and agricultural sectors. As a result exhibitions and conventions in related sectors are commonly held here.
The city is the economic heart of Vietnam and represents a large proportion of the economy of the country. The city is host to major software parks, Quang Trung Software Park and Ho Chi Minh City hi-tech park, as well as export processing zones and industrial parks. Tourism is also a significant part of the economy with over 70% of the total number of tourists to Vietnam visiting the city. With leading multinational enterprises often choosing HCMC as a base, Ho Chi Minh City offers many venues suitable for corporate events such as seminars and company dinners.
Ho Chi Minh City is an ideal MICE destination with many modern and stylish venues with meeting rooms offering the latest conferencing facilities suitable for all kind of events. Meeting planners can easily find a suitable venue for business meetings, workshops or training sessions. After a long day of meetings, delegates will enjoy the many historical sights on offer, such as the impressive Reunification Palace and Notre-Dame Cathedral. Historic hotels, such as Hotel Majestic, Rex, and Caravelle, established during the French Colonial era offer an ideal setting for corporate events, big or small.
HO CHI MINH CITY AIRPORT
Tan Son Nhat International Airport (SGN) is about four miles away, which has direct flights to many international destinations. The fare to most venues in District 1 should be around 150,000 - 170,000 VND with an extra 10,000 VND for the airport surcharge.
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