Foreign tourists to HCMC reaches 82% of year's target

By VNA   November 2, 2023 | 06:17 pm PT
Foreign tourists to HCMC reaches 82% of year's target
Foreign tourists on a street in HCMC, October 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Tuan Viet
Foreign arrivals to Ho Chi Minh City reached 4.12 million during January - October period, or 82% of the set target of five million.

Revenue from accommodation and catering services was more than VND89.45 trillion (US$3.6 billion), and that from travel service was over VND8.9 trillion, up 30.6% and 68.3% year on year, respectively.

Director of the municipal tourism department Nguyen Thi Anh Hoa attributed the result to the sector's efforts to develop an array of tourism programs that connect tourist attractions in the city, and those that link local destinations with tourism sites in the Mekong Delta, southeastern region, northwestern region, northeastern region and north central region.

With a view to realizing its goal of welcoming 5 million international visitors and more than 35 million domestic ones, and gaining some VND160 trillion in tourism revenue, the sector will continue to popularize its standout tourism offerings through various events.

Vietnam welcomed 1.11 million international tourists in October, making the fourth consecutive month that the country has served more than 1 million foreign visitor, according to the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism.

The total number of international visitors to the country in the first ten months of 2023 reached nearly 10 million, exceeding the initial target of 8 million for the whole year.

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