Vietnam records impressive breakthroughs in tourism development

NDO – Vietnam’s tourism sector has gradually affirmed its important position within the country’s socio-economic structure, with the modern and professional development of products, services and projects, as well as the spectacular growth in the number of international visitors. Impressive growth Despite difficulties from natural disasters, Vietnamese tourism recorded an unprecedented mark in 2017, welcoming 12.9 million international visitors, an annual increase of 30%. The sector also served 73.2 million domestic tourists and earned over VND520.9 trillion (US$23 billion), contributing approximately 7% to the general GDP. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) affirmed that if the sector maintains this growth, Vietnam will be able to catch up with the leading travel destinations in Asia, such as Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore, in the near future. The above results have contributed to improving the position of Vietnamese tourism in the international arena, with numerous international prestigious awards. The country ranked sixth among ten destinations with the fastest development in the world for the first time. Viettravel Company was voted as the ‘World’s Leading Group Tour Operator’, meanwhile the national flag carrier Vietnam Airlines was named the world’s leading cultural airline and InterContinental Danang Sun Peninsula Resort was honoured as the World’s Leading Luxury Resort for the fourth consecutive time. The awards have contributed to shaping the image and brand of Vietnam as a leading destination in Asia. The year 2017 also witnessed the strong growth in investment for accommodation, particularly in the luxury travel segment. 106 accommodations with three and five-star… [Read full story]


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