VISTACON 2013 - Hotel and travel

HO CHI MINH CITY

Destination of Safety and Friendliness – A Hub for Global Outsourcing Software Testing


Ho Chi Minh City, formerly known as Saigon, is located in the heart of southern Viet Nam between the northern edge of the Mekong Delta and the southeastern region of volcanic red soil. Ho Chi Minh City is intertwined with natural forests and vast plains with hundreds of rivers and canals coming together in the Saigon River.

Over the past three centuries, Saigon was praised as the, “Pearl of the Orient” and the “Paris of Asia” for its wide boulevards lined with stately trees and magnificent French villas. Its strategic location was an important trade center for Chinese, Japanese and Western merchants. Currently, Ho Chi Minh City, with a total population of over seven million, is the largest city in Viet Nam and a major hub for commercial, tourism and cultural activities.

In the past decade, the IT industry software testing and development industry in particular, has been growing at a dramatic pace, complimented by a surge in human resource and infrastructure investments. Ho Chi Minh City has been consecutively ranked in the top 5 of 50 Emerging Global Outsourcing Cities and the Top 6 of the Top Established Global Outsourcing Cities for Software Testing by Tholons/Global Services Media.

Travel Information

Today, Ho Chi Minh City is a big tourism center in Vietnam, attracting large numbers of visitors to Viet nam. Various attractions include museums, theatres, cultural houses, the Cu Chi Tunnels, and more. Despite its past turbulent history, Ho Chi Minh City nevertheless possesses various beautiful buildings displaying a mixture of Vietnamese, Chinese and European cultures. This historical landscape includes Nha Rong (Dragon House Wharf), Quoc To Temple (National Ancestors Temple), Xa Tay (Municipal Office), Ho Chi Minh Municipal Theatre as well as many pagodas and churches (Vinh Nghiem, Giac Vien, Giac Lam, Phung Son pagodas). Ho Chi Minh City displays many ancient architectural constructions, famous vestiges and renowned sights. It has still retained traditional values with northern and western cultural influences.
Visitors can find easy access to the Mekong Delta while staying just a day or two. The Mekong Delta is a wonderful and unforgettable experience. A tour by boat along the river, passing paddy fields, water buffaloes, tangled fruit orchards and excited waving children.
You can contact the VISTACON 2013 Secretariat for tour booking information or recommendations.

Majestic Hotel, Saigon, Vietnam http://www.majesticsaigon.com.vn/

Hotel in Ho Chi Minh - Vietnam – Majestic Saigon Hotel with French architecture, opposite to the Saigon River is one of the most popular five stars hotels in Ho Chi Minh. Strategically located at the heart of Saigon, Majestic Saigon Hotel, one of the few 100% smoke-free hotels in Vietnam, is known for its prime location with just few steps to Saigon Restaurants, Bars, Night Clubs, Parkson, Vincom Shopping Centers, Saigon Trade Center Buildings, Saigon Towers, Saigon Post Office & Hospitals and 7 kilometers from the International Airport Tan Son Nhat.

Hotel Majestic Saigon has been ranked at 118 among Asia’s top 125 hotels at the 2011 Readers’ Choice Awards which is based on voting preference of travelers of which has been praised by Conde Nast, a Top Travel Publication on 20 October, 2011.

It’s our honor to officially confirm that the new Majestic Building will be an Annex Wing on Nguyen Hue street and next to the Existing Building. The Colonial Building since 1925 which on No. 1 Dong Khoi street is still forever maintained as its Colonial French Architecture.


HOTELS

Hotels in the metropolitan area