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Tourism likely to boom at year end

Wednesday, 14 October 2015
Thanks to numerous advantages in policy and market, the tourism sector was forecast to rebound in the rest of the year after constant declines in Q3, said Director General of Viet Nam National  Administration of Tourism, Mr. Nguyen Van Tuan.

Tourists in Ho Chi Minh city (Illustrative photo - Internet)
In January-September, Viet Nam served nearly 5.7 million foreign guests and 48.8 million domestic guests and earned over VND 269 trillion (representing a year-on-year surge of 2.8%).

The falling growth rate of foreign visitors was only 5.9% in comparison with 12% in the second half of 2014, and concluded 13 months of constant drops.

Thanks to the positive signs, Director General Tuan forecast that the number of foreign arrivals would be equal with the figure of 2014 with around 8 million.

Statistics showed that markets featuring low spending and road transport like China and Cambodia shrank. Meanwhile, other markets with visitors spend more, travel to far destinations, and stay longer  showed signs of growth, especially the Republic of Korea with 31%.

In addition, the number of foreign visitors from five countries enjoying visa exemption including the UK, France, Germany, Spain, Italy, and Belarus went up over the last three months.

The Director General also revealed that in October and November, the tourism sector will deploy over 100 trade promotion activities, especially the World Travel Market in the UK, ASIA STB in Singapore, roadshows in Germany, Italy, and Spain./.

Van Hai (Source: VGP News)

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