On August 14 Benthanh Tourist the "Benthanh Tourist for the Community" program to celebrate its 20th anniversary (December 9, 1989- December 9, 2009) with the participation of media organizations in HCM City
Than Hai Thanh, gerneral director of Benthanh Tourist, says that in addition to doing business and taking care of its employees, Benthanh Tourist also engages in charitable activities to fulfill its responsibility to society. Every year, Benthanh Tourist organizes charitable and social ativities, such as giving gifts to children at the Thanh Tam school for the Disabled in Can Gio district and to poor children to celebrate the New Year holidays, shupporting the residents in the central region during flood season, and taking care of Vietnames heroic mothers.
Over the past 10 yearsm the company has also had an attachment to Can Gio Distric, a poor, separate and remote district of HCM City where the locals need support from the community. On the upcoming occasion of its 20th anniversary, Benthanh Tourist has chosen Can Gio district to hold its charitable program
In this program, with a total expense of VND120 million, in additon to giving gifts to poor families, Benthanh Tourist will offer 10,000 note books to students at 10 elementary schools in Can Gio, such as Tam Thon Hiep and Long Hoa shools, to support them to go to school at the beginning of the new academic year. In addition, the company will cooperate with Can Thanh Commune in handing over houses to two poor families. This is an importan event is a series of activities to celebrate its anniversary.
The Youth League of BenThanh Tourist has also taken part in friendly exchanges with its counterpart of Can Gio district to share their experience and participare in social activities.
Since its establishment in 1989, Benthanh Tourist has been operating in such fields as travel service, hospitality, import and export, investment and development. The company ha organized domestic an international tours, and help conventions an conferences in combination with tourism, transportation, hospitality, import and export, distribution, foreign exchange, an jewelry. Futhermore, its has buil a basic network and professional staff, established relations with 40 international travel agencies in 25 countries an territories, and become an official member og the American Society of Travel Agents, Pacific Asia Travel Association abd Japan Association of Travel Agenrs.
In 2008, the company obtained revenue of VND 363 billion, an increase of 2% year-on-year. Profits were VND18.6 billion, increasing 52% compared with 2007. Its travel services attracted 129,028 tourist, among whom were 58,354 international tourists on in bound tours, 6,389 Vietnames tourists taking domestic tours, an increase of 38% year-on-year.