Vietnam Sees Over US$ 3.6 Billion in Tourism Revenue

Vietnam’s tourism industry has reported a strong increase in revenue in 2019. According to the Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism, revenue from the industry totalled US$ 3.6 billion, an increase of 15.3% year-on-year.

The report also showed that Vietnam welcomed 13.7 million international visitors in 2019, a 15.8% increase from the previous year. This marks another year of solid growth for the country’s tourism industry, which has seen visitors from all over the world flock to experience its culture, scenery, and people.

Top Sources of Tourists

The top source of tourists to the country came from China, making up 17.3% of the total. This was followed by South Korea (14.3%), Japan (7.3%), and the US (5.3%). Other top sources of tourists included the United Kingdom, Australia, France, and Russia.

Most Popular Destinations

The government report also outlined the most popular destinations in the country, with the city of Hanoi at the top of the list. Hanoi was followed by Ho Chi Minh City, the Ha Long Bay, Da Nang, and Sapa. Other popular destinations included the Mekong Delta, Hoi An, Hue, and Da Lat.

Future Plans

The government plans to continue to boost tourism in the country in 2020, with a focus on developing more infrastructure and supporting more tourist-friendly regulations. The government also aims to attract more visitors from emerging markets, such as India and Indonesia, as well as continue to strengthen relationships with top source countries.

Some of the government’s plans for 2020 include ramping up marketing activities, improving conditions for foreign investors, and strengthening the management of the tourism industry. The government also plans to further invest in the country’s transportation infrastructure, and create more opportunities for local businesses to benefit from the industry.

Overall, the country’s tourism industry is set to continue growing in 2020, with the government working hard to ensure that Vietnam remains one of the top destinations for visitors from around the world.

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