Average spending of Chinese tourists in Vietnam is estimated at US$638 per person and that of tourists from other countries at about US$943 per person, said the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board Secretariat.
Hanoi’s Department of Tourism estimated that by the end of 2017, the capital city will have welcomed more than 23.8 million visitors for earnings of roughly VND71 trillion (US$3.1 billion), an increase of 15% from the same period last year.
China and the Republic of Korea (RoK) remained the two largest source markets for Vietnam’s tourism with 348,000 and 224,000 visitors this month, taking their total to over 5.72 million in January-November, half of all international arrivals in Vietnam.
The year-end tourist season and New Year are approaching; it’s also a busy time to entice holiday-makers to buy tour packages, especially outbound tours.
VOV.VN - Hoi An is one of the most attractive destinations for foreign tourists in Vietnam. A number of international celebrities have chosen the ancient city as their ideal vacation spot, including Hollywood actor Gerard Butler, Korean star Kim Ah Joong, and Chinese actress Charmaine Sheh.
An underground food court in downtown Ho Chi Minh City is featuring a variety of Asian cuisines, offering its visitor a truly unique culinary experience.
Vietnam welcomed more than 9.4 million international tourists in the first nine months of 2017, a year-on-year rise of 28.4%.
The HCMC government has proposed the central Government ease visa requirements to lure more international visitors to the city.
VOV.VN - Vietnam welcomed 1 million 36 thousand foreign tourists this month, an increase of 21% compared to the same period last year.
A bus assistant in the coastal city of Nha Trang was fired for displaying an improper attitude towards two female Russian tourists after clips recording the incident went viral on Facebook.
Vietnam welcomed 6.2 million foreign visitors in the first half of the year, a year-on-year increase of 30.2%, and served 40 million domestic tourists, earning a total of VND262 trillion (US$11.5 billion) in revenue.
Vietnam welcomed more than 6.2 million foreign visitors in the first half of 2017, up 30.2% against last year, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism reported on June 28.
A high-ranking delegation of the Cambodian National Assembly (NA), led by President Heng Samrin, starts a four-day official friendship visit to Vietnam on June 23, at the invitation of Vietnamese NA Chairwoman Nguyen Thi Kim Ngan.
From a rudimentary farming practice, plowing paddy fields with water buffalo has become a unique and immersive tourist experiences for foreign visitors to the small town of Sa Pa in northern Vietnam.
The HCM City Department of Transport has asked for approval from the Ministry of Transport to use English on street signs to serve foreign tourists.
Restaurants and bars across the country could join Hanoi in keeping their doors open until 2 a.m.
Chairman of the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Committee Nguyen Thanh Phong has called for travel companies’ cooperation to attract 7 million foreign tourists to the city in 2017.
Hanoi’s Department of Tourism has organised a series of training courses to improve qualifications of tourism workers and managers as many of them have failed to satisfy the work’s requirements.
Over 3.2 million foreign tourists visited Vietnam in the first three months of 2017, representing a year-on-year increase of 29 percent, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT)
Associate Professor Pham Trung Luong, former deputy director of the Institute for Tourism Development under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism, speaks to Bnews.vn on how to turn the tourism industry into a spearhead economic sector.