Total international visitors to Vietnam in the first six months of 2012 reached nearly 3.4 million passengers, up 13.9% over the same period in 2011.
With this number of tourists, tourism Vietnam has completed 52% of target plans to welcome 6.5 million international passengers in 2012. Most of the market is increased, especially the Korean market is increased to over 41%, followed by Thailand increased by nearly 29%, Malaysia increased by nearly 26%, Taiwan (China) increased by 24%; Japan increased nearly 23% increase over 10% French and finally China, the United States.
The market in Hanoi, Da Nang and Ho Chi Minh City tourists have increased significantly (15-30%). In Hanoi, international visitors in six months of 2012 is estimated at over 1 million, up 20% over the same period in 2011. The objective of the 2012 Ho chi minh city tours welcomes more than 2 million international passengers and nearly 13 million domestic tourists.
The Department of Culture, Sport and Tourism, Hanoi, later this year, Hanoi will expand the tourism promotion activities in overseas markets such as Canada, Australia, South Korea.
Visitors to Da Nang also increased with more than 1.3 million foreign tourists which reached more than 351,000 views. Total income from tourism activities of this city is estimated at 2916 billion, up 39% over the same period last year.
According to the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, one of the reasons for the success of tourism in Vietnam in the first half is due to the General Department of Tourism in coordination with other units of the Ministry of Culture, Sport and Tourism, the local well-organized program activities of national tourism In coastal areas of North Central Hue 2012; published Halong Bay is a new natural wonders of the world …
Tourism promotion activities in foreign countries is rated the most prominent. In the first half, the tourism industry was on the most involved in international tourism fairs such as ITB Fair (Germany), Mitt Fair (Russia), International Tourism Fair 2012 in Thailand TTIF .
The sector also continued implementation of the project “Support to implement the development strategy of Vietnam’s tourism 2011-2020, Vision 2030″ by the Spanish government support; attend the Forum on economic, trade Trade, investment and tourism in Vietnam and China in 2012, Council Meeting The Asian and East Asian Council of the World Tourism Organisation in Thailand plan tourism cooperation Vietnam-Russia, Vietnam-Spain 2013-2015 period, organizing the 12th session on tourism cooperation Vietnam-Singapore in Ha Long and coordinate with the Vietnam Embassy in Malaysia and Vietnam Airlines international organizations introduced history of Vietnam in Malaysia