(VOV) - From the beginning of this year, HCM City welcomed 320,000 foreign visitors, up 15 percent compared to the same period last year.
Besides, about 4,000 Vietnamese people travelled to other countries through HCM City during the Lunar New Year festival (Tet), an increase of 10 percent over last year. The city’s tourism destinations attracted more than 75,000 domestic visitors.
In 2011, HCM City aims to receive 3.5 million travellers and earn VND49,000 billion.
To reach the target, the city will continue to improve the quality of tourism products also through the promotion and international cooperation.
La Quoc Khanh, Deputy Head of HCM Culture, Sports and Tourism Department said the sector would focus on four main areas, including diversifying and developing tourism products; promoting the quality of cultural and tourism events; controlling the illegal activities; and training tourism staff.