Vietnam tourism: Impressions in 2017 and prospects in 2018

Results and impressions of Vietnam tourism in 2017 In 2017, Vietnam tourism welcomed more than 12.9 million international visitors, up by 30 percent compared with 2016, and served 74 million domestic passengers, an increase of 19 percent in comparison to the figure last year. Revenue from the sector reached VND 510,000 billion, up by 22 percent compared to the same period last year. The number of foreign tourists to Vietnam in 2017 broke two records in 2016 and made two new records as the highest number of visitors and the highest level of the absolute increase during the year (3 million). Ha Long Bay drawing thousands of visitors every year. (Photo for illustration) It was highlighted that the number of international visitor arrivals in 2017 could reach the highest rate in the region and Vietnam was in the top 10 countries with high tourism growth rate such as Indonesia (20%), Cambodia (15%), the Philippines (12%), Myanmar (10%), Thailand (8%), and Singapore (7%). The absolute increase of 3 million visitors was also the highest figure of the ASEAN countries in 2017. The above results were achieved along with memorable events in the history of the tourism industry, including: (1) Resolution No.08-NQ/TW issued on January 16, 2017 by the Politburo on developing tourism into a spearheaded economic industry; resolutions of the Party Committees at all level; actions plan of the Government, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the ministries, departments and localities; (2) The Law on Tourism approved by the… [Read full story]


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