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6/10/2015 11:18:07 AM

Ho Chi Minh city listed among fastest growing tourist cities

(VNF) – Ho Chi Minh city ranked 10th on the list of the fastest growing tourist cities, together with famous the metropolis of Tokyo and Abu Dhabi.

According to CNN, MasterCard has just released its annual travel study, the Global Destination Cities Index, ranking 132 destination cities around the world with three aspects of ten most popular cities for travelers in 2015, Top 10 destination cities for 2015 and ten fastest growing tourist cities.

Ho Chi Minh city appeared in the ten fastest growing tourist cities. The first position on the rankings belonged to Colombo, with Chengdu, the capital of China's Sichuan province, following in second.

Other cities in Asia were named on the rankings, including Abu Dhabi (UAE), Osaka and Tokyo (Japan).

The rankings based on tourism revenue data gathered over the last six years and were assessed under percentage. Accordingly, Ho Chi Minh had a 12.9% growth with a staggering 21.1% surge going to Colombo.

Ho Chi Minh city is now one of the most famous destinations in Vietnam with about 70% of foreign tourist arrivals to the country. The city set target to attract 5 million foreign tourists in 2015./.

  ( Hoang Quan )
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