HCM City aims to receive 11 million foreign visitors by 2020

Ho Chi Minh City set the target of welcoming 11 million foreign visitors by 2020, said head of the city's Department of Tourism Ta Hoang Vu.

The city is making efforts to create new tourist products such as street art performances, art lighting performances, an international Marathon and more tours to museums.

The department invited 10 top professionals in fields of public policy, human resources training, culture and society to join in tourism development strategy establishment process.

The city also cooperated and signed cooperative documents with 48 provinces and cities.

As of this August, the city welcomed nearly three million foreign visitors, a year-on-year increase of 14%, reaching nearly 50% of the year's plan.

The city gained VND54,000 billion from tourism, up 12%.

In 2016, some international agencies and organizations listed Ho Chi Minh City among Top 25 destinations in Asia and top 25 cities with highest tourism growth in the world.

Source: Online Newspaper of the Government of the Socialist Republic of Vietnam