Tourism sector aims to maintain 30% monthly growth for 2017

Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien said on Monday that in the rest of the year, the National Administration of Tourism needs to maintain a monthly growth of at least 30% to reach the target of receiving 13 million foreign visitors this year.

Mr. Thien said that in the first half of the year, 6.2 million international tourists traveled to Vietnam, 30% more than in the same period last year. He added that Vietnam welcomed more than 1 million foreign travelers in July. The number of domestic travelers in the period hit 40 million.

Tourism is one of our key economic sectors. The sector is in a high growth period, growing 30% in 7 months. Now the sector must retain this rate for the rest of the year to fulfill its set target.

Source: VOV5