According to Ho Chi Minh city department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, the first 6 months of the year the city have welcomed nearly 2 million international visitors to Ho Chi Minh city reached 1,815,000 people, increasing 10% over the same period last year and reached 48% planned in 2012.
Total tourism revenue estimate made in the first 6 months was 34,000 billion, up 15% over the same period in 2011 and reached 50% of the plan in 2012. Business activities of the city tour continues to focus on stimulus programs to attract domestic tourists. Featured is the agreement made the promotion of domestic tourism between cities Tourism Association and the national airline of Vietnam. Meanwhile, the business activities of tourist accommodation in the area difficult than previous years. Blocks 3-5 star room capacity of 6 months was estimated at 67%, down 3% over the same period last year