Ho Chi Minh city set to welcome four millionth foreign tourist

Published on : Thursday, November 14, 2013

kqt hcmcThe Ho Chi Minh city (HCMC) Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism plans to welcome the city’s four millionth foreign tourist for the year in December.


The city is on track to greet 4.1 million foreign tourists in 2013, fulfilling the year’s target.


The city also plans to associate with the HCMC Tourism Association and airlines to receive the first foreign tourist group to the southern hub in 2014.


The receiving ceremony will be held in Tan Son Nhat International Airport from 7am-10am on January 1, 2014.


The event is part of activities to promote the city’s tourism in 2014, spreading the image of a friendly, attractive and safe destination for foreign tourists.


The department has reported that in October, the number of foreign arrivals to the city reached more than 419,600, bringing the figure over the past ten months to 3.22 million, 79 percent of the year’s plan.


In spite of a slight increase in number of foreigners to the city (a year-on-year rise of 4 percent), the number still made up 53 percent of the total to Vietnam (6.2 million foreigners) during the Jan-Oct period.


Source:- Vietnam Tourism

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