Secretary of the Ho Chi Minh City Party Committee Nguyen Thien Nhan yesterday suggested establishment of a new council of authorities and enterprises of HCM City and Mekong Delta provinces and cities to develop a comprehensive tourism cooperation program for the 2020-25 period.
Over 4.5 million foreigners are estimated to visit Vietnam in the first three months of this year, a rise of 7 percent year on year, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) said on March 29.
The Lao Government’s decision to make 2018 the year of Lao tourism has produced positive results, particularly an 8.2 percent increase in the number of foreign visitors, said Lao Minister of Information, Culture and Tourism Bosengkham Vongdala.
Director of the Ho Chi Minh City (HCMC) Department of Education and Training Le Hong Son yesterday signed an official document regarding receiving foreign delegations, counseling students on overseas study, and doing advertising activities in schools.
Hanoi’s Department of Tourism estimated that by the end of 2017, the capital city will have welcomed more than 23.8 million visitors for earnings of roughly 71 trillion VND (3.1 billion USD), an increase of 15 percent from the same period last year.
Over 3,500 foreigners received VAT refund totaling VND15 billion (US$660,000) in the last six months, a year on year increase of nearly 50 percent, reported the Customs Division at Tan Son Nhat International Airport.