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5/3/2018 2:19:21 PM

Tourism revenue hit VND 12.9 trillion over four months

Vietnam’s tourism revenue for the first four months of 2018 is estimated at VND 12.9 trillion (USD 567.6 million), up 26.1 per cent against the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

According to the GSO, Ho Chi Minh City and Hanoi saw respective increases of 30.4 per cent and 18.8 per cent in tourism revenue over the reviewed period.

Meanwhile, revenues from hotel accommodation, food, and beverages were estimated at VND 172 trillion (USD 7.56 billion), accounting for 12.3 per cent of the sector’s total revenue and representing a rise of 9.4 per cent against the same period last year.

In April, the number of international visitors to Vietnam fell by 0.1 per cent to 1.3 million over the month previous, while the number of visitors travelling by air matched that of the last month. The number of foreign arrivals soared by 25.2 per cent over last year’s corresponding period.

This year, the tourism industry has set itself the target of welcoming 15-17 million foreign arrivals, to bring in an estimated revenue of VND 620 trillion (USD 27.28 billion).

The capital city of Hanoi welcomed 310,000 visitors over the four-day holiday. (Photo: Hanoimoi.com)

Tourist sites attract big crowds during four-day holiday

Tourist sites across the country attracted large crowds during the four-day holiday from April 28th to May 1st celebrating the country’s National Reunification Day (April 30th) and May Day.

Nearly 77,000 tourists visited UNESCO-recognised Ha Long Bay in the northern province of Quang Ninh over the holiday. More than 2,760 ships carried approximately 26,620 cruise passengers to the bay. Dai Duong (Ocean) Park in the province was visited by nearly 70,000 people.

Quang Ninh province welcomed 530,000 holiday makers overall, a year-on-year increase of 26 per cent.

Meanwhile, the Buu Long tourist site in Dong Nai province received 70,000 travellers, up 200 per cent against the same period last year.

Around 180,000 visitors paid homage to President Ho Chi Minh at his hometown in Kim Lien Relic Site in Kim Lien commune, Nam Dan district, Nghe An province. The visitor numbers included many foreigners from Laos, France, the Republic of Korea, and the Philippines.

The number of visitors to Hanoi during the four-day holiday saw an increase of 10 per cent, as 310,000 people, including 66,000 foreigners arrived in the capital city. The city is estimated to earn VND 904 billion (USD 39.4 million) from tourism services, up 8 per cent year-on-year./.

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