HCM City welcomes 1.8 million foreign tourists

Nearly 1.8 million foreign tourists visited HCM City in the first four months of the year, a year-on-year increase of 14 per cent, according to a report from the municipal People’s Committee.


Total tourism turnover in the period reached nearly VNĐ34 trillion (US$1.52 billion), up 7 per cent over the same period last year.

In April, the southern city welcomed more than 402,000 foreign arrivals, with turnover from the tourism sector reaching over VNĐ8.63 trillion ($386.99 million), a rise of 9 per cent from the same period last year. 

To attract more tourists in the near future, apart from ensuring a safe and friendly tourism environment, the city tourism sector should survey new products, tours and routes, and improve the quality of products and services with a focus on developing waterway tourism and art performances to serve tourists and others.

The city targets to receive 5.1 million foreign tourists and provide services for 21.8 million domestic travelers this year.