The city is now known as Ho Chi Minh City. It has gone by several different names during its history, reflecting settlement by other ethnic, cultural, and political groups. In time, control of the city and the area passed to the Vietnamese, who gave the city the name of Gia Định. This name remained until the French conquest in the 1860s, when the occupying force adopted Saigon's name for the city, a westernized form of the traditional Vietnamese name. The current name was given after the Fall of Saigon in 1975 and honored Ho Chi Minh, the first leader of North Vietnam. Nowadays, Saigon is the city center by locals. There are many international flights directly to Tan Son Nhat Airport from over the world; from the USA, European countries, the middle east nations, Asian countries, and Australia. These could help and make your travel experience more convenient and enjoyable. Our travel advisors help your trip' plan more manageable and accessible.