Tourism growth goal assigned by Gov’t within reach
16:04 | 06/10/2017
VGP – The tourism sector may possibly realize this year’s tourism growth rate of 30% as assigned by the Government, according to Nguyen Van Tuan, Director General of the National Administration of Tourism.

Statistics showed Viet Nam welcomed over 9.44 million of foreign arrivals in the first nine months of 2017, up 28.4% against the same period last year and meeting 73% of the year target.

The Government last June identified tourism as one of the key driving forces to ensure the overall growth goal of 6.7% this year after the economy only expanded 5.15% and 6.28% in the first two quarters.

Specifically, the Government tasked the tourism sector to achieve growth pace of 30% against 2016 while agriculture, industrial production, construction, and service sectors must obtain growth rates of 3.05%, 7.91%, 10%, and 7.19%, respectively.

Last year, the country lured over 10 million foreign tourists with China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Chinese Taipei as the key source markets, accounting up to 54% of the total foreign arrivals.

By Khanh Phuong  

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