External Article22 January 2018
In 2017, Vietnam received 73 million domestic visitors and nearly 13 million foreign tourists, an increase of nearly 30% on year-on-year basis, with a turnover of approximately 510,000 billion dôngs (EUR 18.3 billion). An unprecedented rise.
“Welcoming nearly 13 million foreign tourists in Vietnam in 2017 and a three million year-over-year increase is a new record in Vietnam’s tourism sector,” said Nguyen Van Tuan, head of the National Tourism Administration.
According to him, 2017 was the first year of implementation of the Political Bureau’s resolution No. 08-NQ / TW to make tourism a leading economic sector. 2017 was also an important milestone in achieving the resolution’s target of 17 to 20 million foreign tourists by 2020.