Tourism thrives, says Tourism General Director
10:15 | 13/11/2017

VGP – The tourism industry has enjoyed abundant opportunities for growth. The number of foreign arrivals continued to pick up and set new records, said General Director of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) Nguyen Van Tuan. 

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Mr. Tuan reported that since the beginning of 2017, the tourism sector has worked with relevant agencies to conduct a string of activities to advertize and promote tourism. 

In the first nine months, the sector continued to make impressive growth rate in which the number of foreign and domestic arrivals saw a year-on-year increase of 30% and 10%, respectively. 

In the January-September period, the country handled 9.45 million foreigners and 57.9 million domestic guests. Tourism revenue hit VND 376 trillion, representing a year-on-year growth of 26.5%. 

The General Director attributed the outcomes to great efforts  of travel agents which served as a bridge to connect and brings tourists to Viet Nam. 

In the rest of the year, the tourism industry will try to fulfill the preset goal of welcoming 13 million foreign tourists. 

As of September, 2017, Viet Nam had 1,780 international travel agents which have played their great role in welcoming  9.45 million foreign guests. However, the tourism industry has to spare no effort to help with realizing the preset goal of the 6.7% GDP growth pace. 

Nevertheless, tourism experts noticed that in Q3, in spite of high growth pace, the recent devastati