Google

ASEANAFFAIRS
Sign up | Log in

    ASEAN PROFILES

  ASEAN KEY DESTINATIONS

Home  >>   Daily News  >>Vietnam>>Tourism>>HCMC takes steps to attract tourists
NEWS UPDATES Asean Affairs     1  June  2016  





HCMC takes steps to attract tourists

The HCM City tourism sector has made good preparations this year to attract international visitors but more new attractions are needed for them to succeed.

 “We spent a lot of effort and time to carefully prepare for festivals and improve service quality and are very glad to see good results,” Trương Hiền Hòa, director of the city Tourism Promotion Centre, was quoted as saying to Thời báo Kinh tế Việt Nam (Việt Nam Economic Times).

Tourism activities have been accelerated this year with the holding of the Áo dài Festival and Southern Colour Festival.

According to the city tourism department, 1.38 million international visitors came to the city in the first quarter and spent VNĐ25.8 trillion (US$1.15 billion), 12 and 9 per cent higher than in the same period last year, respectively.

They came predominantly from South Korea, Japan and the US, but also included a lot of overseas Vietnamese, thanks to the Lunar New Year that fell in that period.

The number of visitors arriving by ship increased by 80 per cent to 9,000.

Last year the city welcomed 4.6 million foreign visitors, accounting for a full 50 per cent of the number coming to Việt Nam, who spent VNĐ94.6 trillion, or 30 per cent of national tourism revenues.

“The city’s share of tourism has decreased because tourism development always accompanies investment in new attractions,” Hòa added.

He said the city lacks such new attractions, mentioning several major delayed ones like a safari in Cu Chi District, the Vietnamese History and Culture Park in District 9 and the Bạch Đằng Culture Park in District 1.

However, the city has been launching some new services, including a boat tour on the Nhiêu Loc – Thị Nghè canal.

A successful tourism model needs time to become known and popular, Hòa said.

“We should make each local resident a tourism ambassador.”

In the first quarter 2.46 million foreign tourists arrived in Viet Nam, an increase of nearly 20 per cent year-on-year, while domestic visitors numbered 18.7 million.

The sector’s total revenues rose 21.2 per cent to VNĐ109 trillion.

The number of mainland Chinese visitors increased by 66 per cent, while it was 30 per cent for South Korea, 160 per cent for Hong Kong, 15 per cent for Taiwan, and 12 per cent for Japan.



Reach Southeast Asia!
10- Nations, 560- Million Consumers
And $1 -Trillion Market
We are the Voice of Southeast Asia Media Kit
The only Media Dedicated to Southeast Asia Advertising Rates for Magazine
Online Ad Rates
Contact: marketing@aseanaffairs.com

Comment on this Article. Send them to  your.views@aseanaffairs.com

Letters that do not contain full contact information cannot be published.
Letters become the property of AseanAffairs and may be republished in any format.
They typically run 150 words or less and may be edited
 
or
submit your comment in the box below



 
Today's  Stories                           June 1, 2016 Subsribe Now !
• HRH Princess Maha Chakri Sirindhorn graciously presides over the grand opening of the Thai bourse's new head office Subcribe: Asean Affairs Global Magazine
• Malaysia to implement B10 biodiesel programme for transport sector
• BKPM eyes realized-investment growth of 20 percent this year
Research Reports
on Thailand 2007-2008

• Textiles and Garments Industry
• Coffee industry
• Leather and footwear industry
• Shrimp industry

• Industry pushes for electronic payments
HCMC takes steps to attract tourists
Asean Analysis                  May 27, 2016
• Asean Analysis May 27, 2016
With a Dozen Economic Reform Packages under His Belt, Indonesia’s Jokowi Settles In
Advertise Your Brand

Asean Stock Watch  May 31, 2016
• Asean Stock Watch-May 31, 2016
The Biweekly Update
• The Biweekly Update  May 27, 2016

ASEAN NEWS UPDATES      Updated: 04 January 2011

 • Women Shariah scholars see gender gap closing
• Bank Indonesia may hold key rate as inflation hits 7 percent
• Bursa Malaysia to revamp business rules
• Private property prices hit new high in Singapore • Bangkok moves on mass transport
• Thai retailers are upbeat
• Rice exports likely to decline • Vietnamese PM projects 10-year socioeconomic plan

ASEAN  ANALYSIS

This year in Thailand-what next?


AseanAffairs   04 January 2011
By David Swartzentruber      

It is commonplace in journalism to write two types of articles at the transition point between the year that has passed and the New Year. As this writer qualifies as an “old hand” in observing Thailand with a track record dating back 14 years, it is time take a shot at what may unfold in Thailand in 2011.

The first issue that can’t be answered is the health of Thailand’s beloved King Bhumibol, who is now 83 years old. He is the world's longest reigning monarch, but elaborate birthday celebrations in December failed to mask concern over his health. More

 


Name

Name


Email

Email



1.  Verifier

1. Verifier

For security purposes, we ask that you enter the security code that is shown in the graphic. Please enter the code exactly as it is shown in the graphic.
Your Code
Enter Code

Home | About Us | Contact Us | Special Feature | Features | News | Magazine | Events | TV | Press Release | Advertise With us

Our Products | Work with us | Terms of Use | Site Map | Privacy Policy | Refund Policy | Shipping/Delivery Policy | DISCLAIMER |

Version 5.0
Copyright © 2007-2015 TIME INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT ENTERPRISES CO., LTD. All rights reserved.
Bangkok, Thailand
asean@aseanaffairs.com