Nearly 1.8 million foreign tourists visited HCM City in the first four months of the year, a year-on-year increase of 14 per cent, according to a report from the municipal People’s Committee.
Total tourism turnover in the period reached nearly VNĐ34 trillion (US$1.52 billion), up 7 per cent over the same period last year.
- In April, the southern city welcomed more than 402,000 foreign arrivals, with turnover from the tourism sector reaching over VNĐ8.63 trillion ($386.99 million), a rise of 9 per cent from the same period last year.
- To attract more tourists in the near future, apart from ensuring a safe and friendly tourism environment, the city tourism sector should survey new products, tours and routes, and improve the quality of products and services with a focus on developing waterway tourism and art performances to serve tourists and others.
- The city targets to receive 5.1 million foreign tourists and provide services for 21.8 million domestic travelers this year.