VOV.VN - During the initial five months of this year, Ho Chi Minh City welcomed a total of 8.97 million domestic visitors and 262,090 foreign arrivals, with total tourism revenue reaching VND39.5 trillion, equivalent to US$1.691 million, an increase of 9.8% on-year.
The Southern city earned an estimated VND10.3 trillion, equal to US$444.3 million in tourism revenue in May, a year-on-year rise of 73.4%, according to figures given by the municipal People’s Committee.
Last month saw the southern city greet 2.15 million domestic tourists and 147,362 foreign arrivals.
As a means of attracting more visitors, Ho Chi Minh City has carried out a number of activities in recent times. This includes “the 18th Ho Chi Minh City Tourism Festival”, “the 8th Ho Chi Minh City Ao Dai (traditional long dress) Festival, and the “Welcome to Ho Chi Minh City” programme.
International Michelin-star chefs have also been invited to participate in a number of culinary exchanges hosted by the city.
Moreover, the city is working to introduce its tourism products at Routes Asia 2022 and is in the process of developing water tourism products and ecological and agricultural tourism toward building new-style rural areas.