Foreign tourist arrivals on the rise

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VietNam News English - 34 month(s) ago 10 readings

HCM City is expected to receive some 275,000 international tourists this month, bringing the total number of foreign visitors in the first four months of the year to 1.25 million, a year-on-year increase of 9 per cent,..

HCM City is expected to receive some 275,000 international tourists this month, bringing the total number of foreign visitors in the first four months of the year to 1.25 million, a year-on-year increase of 9 per cent, according to the city's Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

Fewer tourists have come in April, the first month of the low-season, with a decline of 52,000 compared with March, but a 10 per cent increase over the same period last year.

Many HCM City-based travel agencies have announced price hikes of 5 to 10 per cent for some tours in winter of 2012 and early 2013 given higher airfares, transport costs and hotel room rates.-VNS

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