Vietnam’s tourism sector works to attract more foreign tourists
Updated : Tuesday, October 23, 2018 9:35 AM (GMT+0700)

Afund for tourism development will be set up in the coming time in hope ofproviding financial sources for brand building of Vietnam’s tourism in foreigncountries, according to Nguyen Van Tuan, head of the Vietnam NationalAdministration of Tourism (VNAT).

Terraced rice fields in Hoang Su Phi district, the northernmost province of Ha Giang during
harvest season - Photo: VNA

The fund will also supportmarket research and development for tourism products and training for personnelin the sector. The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and relevantagencies are reviewing necessary documents for establishment of the fund, henoted.

Tuan added that in 2018,Vietnam’s tourism promotion activities were organised in many countries. Thecountry for the first time held such events in new markets including the CzechRepublic, Austria, Hungary, Switzerland and New Zealand, in addition to thefive Western European nations which are already enjoying visa exemption toVietnam.

He said that countries with largepopulations like those in the Middle East, India, and Indonesia hold greatpotential which Vietnam need to bolster promotion. 

In the remaining months of theyear, the tourism sector will participate in the World Travel MarketInternational Travel Trade Show in London in November and tourism events inChina and ASEAN.

According to research by theVNAT, the return visitor rate for Vietnam stood at 40.4 percent in 2017, a risecompared to the 33 percent recorded in 2014.

The research also showed thatholidaymakers from Europe mostly choose tours travelling from northern tosouthern regions when they first come to the country, while Japanese touristsoften visit destinations with rich cultural values and basic accommodationstandards, particularly Da Nang, Hoi An and Hue.

Other destinations that recordrising foreign tourist arrivals recently include Quang Binh, Binh Dinh, Phu Yenin the central region, the northern province of Ha Giang and the Central Highlandsprovince of Lam Dong.


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