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Vietnam travel targets 5.3 million foreign visitors in 2011

2011-01-20 (GMT + 7)

Vietnam travel industry targets to welcome 5.3 million foreign and 30 million local visitors this year, with a turnover of more than VND110 trillion ($5.5 billion), accounting for 4.6 percent of Vietnam’s gross domestic product (GDP).

Nguyen Manh Cuong, Vice Chief of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, said that Vietnam travel industry will develop plans to attract one million Thai, one million Japanese, one million Korean, one million European visitors and others

Cuong said the goal of 5.3 million foreign tourists travel to Vietnam in 2011 is feasible because in 2010 Vietnam welcomed 5 million foreign and 28 million domestic visitors. This is one of the ten outstanding events of the Vietnam travel industry in 2010.

Other events of the Vietnam travel sector in 2010 include: the 50th anniversary of the tourism sector, Vietnam – Your Destination tourism promotion program, National Tourism Year 2010 in Hanoi, Vietnam travel development strategy to 2020 submitted to the government, the program to promote Vietnam tourism in China, the Pacific, Western Europe and Southeast Asia, launching the tourism television channel, national workshop on tourism, the international mountaineering competition to the Fansipan peak, International Tourism Exhibition-Fair in HCM City.

Source:Vietnamnet

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