Thursday, November 01, 2007

Vietnam's tourism quickly growing

HCM City earns higher tourism revenue

Ho Chi Minh City’s revenue from tourism reached 15.5 trillion VND (1 billion USD) in the first nine months of the year, up 40 percent compared to the same period last year.

The city received 1.9 million foreign visitors in the period, accounting for about 60 percent of foreign visitors for the year.

Viet Nam is among ten attractive tourism sites for Chinese

Viet Nam is one among the most ten attractive tourism destinations for Chinese travelers, according to the China National Tourism Administration.

Other nine top destinations of Chinese tourists are Hong Kong , Macao , Japan , Thailand , the Republic of Korea (ROK), Russia , the United States , Singapore and Malaysia .

China remains Asia ’s largest source of outbound tourists, Zhu Shanzhong, a tourism promotion official with the China National Tourism Administration told Xinhua news agency.

Nearly 30 million Chinese travelled abroad in the first nine months of the year, up 17 percent as against the same period of last year, according to the administration’s statistics. Last year, about 34 million Chinese people travelled abroad.