HCMC, Hanoi post highest tourism revenues in H1

By Hoang Vu   July 4, 2023 | 05:33 am PT
HCMC, Hanoi post highest tourism revenues in H1
Foreign tourists walk along Hanoi Train Street, March 2023. Photo by VnExpress/Ngoc Thanh
Ho Chi Minh City has become a champion in terms of tourism revenue in the first half of the year with VND80 trillion (USD$3.39 billion), up 62% year-on-year.

Hanoi ranked second with revenues of VND44 trillion, surging 74% year-on-year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Both Vietnam’s largest metropolises saw their foreign tourist arrivals increase sharply during the January-June period as tourism rebounded.

HCMC received 1.94 million foreign arrivals, up three times year-on-year while Hanoi welcomed 2.03 million, up sevenfold.

Quang Ninh, home to UNESCO heritage site Ha Long Bay, ranked third in terms of tourism revenues with VND16.6 trillion, followed by Thanh Hoa and Khanh Hoa.

Other localities that posted revenues of over VND10 trillion during January-June were Nghe An, Binh Thuan, Lao Cai and Da Nang City.

In the first half of this year, the tourism industry earned VND343 trillion, more than half of this year’s target of VND650 trillion.

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