HCMC welcomes over 522,000 Inter- Visitors in Two Months

International visitors arriving in HCMC to attend big festivities which are held around year (Photo:F.Khac)

Some 522,865 international visitors arrived in Ho Chi Minh City in the first two months of 2007, according to HCMC People’s Committee on Monday.

The city’s tourism turnover has reached VND1,669 billion, going up 30.1% from the corresponding period.

The HCMC Economic Institute predicts there would be a big increase in the turnover of tourism and service sectors in the coming days, when many big festivities will be held.

In 2006, Ho Chi Minh City welcomed over 2 million international visitors, mostly from the United States Japan, Taiwan (China) , South Korea, and European countries.

By M.A – Translated by Thuy Hang

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