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Vietnam tourism witnesses impressive growth in 2018

Published on : Saturday, December 22, 2018

The tourism sector of Vietnam continued to witness impressive growth in 2018 with the number of foreign arrivals hitting a new record of more than 15 million. The total revenue from tourist services is expected to reach more than VND600 trillion. Although many difficulties and challenges exist, the tourism sector has grasped opportunities to advance further.

On December 19th, a welcome ceremony for the 15 millionth foreign tourist to visit Vietnam was held in Ha Long City, in the northern province of Quang Ninh, marking the first time that Vietnam’s hospitality sector exceeded the target of welcoming 15 million international visitors a year.

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the number of domestic tourists this year is expected to reach over 80 million and the total revenue from tourists will possibly surpass VND 600 trillion. Although the sector’s growth rate has slightly slowed down compared to 2017, this is the third consecutive year in which Vietnam’s tourism recorded impressive growth of more than 20% per year.

Vietnam ranked among the world’s top 10 fastest-growing tourist destinations in 2017, accordingly to the UNWTO. The country was also listed among the world’s top destinations in Asia and Oceania by World Travel Awards. In addition, two resorts in Da Nang won the “Luxury Family Beach Resort” and the “Luxury Romantic Hotel” titles at the prestigious 2018 World Luxury Hotel Awards. Vietnam has also earned the “Asia’s best golf destination 2018” title for two consecutive years in a row.

Many tourist attractions in Vietnam have been named among the top destinations by a number of acclaimed travel magazines. For example, the Golden Bridge in Da Nang ranked as one of top 124 destinations in 2018.

Vietnam’s tourism market has also attracted great interest and attraction from international airlines.

Tags: Vietnam Tourism

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