HCMC and Hanoi Lead in Tourism Revenues for H1
Ho Chi Minh City emerges as the top performer in terms of tourism revenue during the first half of the year, raking in VND80 trillion (USD$3.39 billion), a remarkable 62% increase compared to the previous year. Hanoi secures the second spot with revenues of VND44 trillion, experiencing a substantial surge of 74% year-on-year, as reported by the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.
Both cities witnessed a significant rise in foreign tourist arrivals during the January-June period, signaling a strong rebound in the tourism sector. HCMC welcomed 1.94 million foreign visitors, a threefold increase from the previous year, while Hanoi saw a staggering sevenfold rise with 2.03 million arrivals. Quang Ninh, renowned for the UNESCO heritage site Ha Long Bay, takes the third position in terms of tourism revenues, generating VND16.6 trillion, followed by Thanh Hoa and Khanh Hoa. Other notable localities that achieved revenues exceeding VND10 trillion during January-June include Nghe An, Binh Thuan, Lao Cai, and Da Nang City. Overall, the tourism industry has amassed VND343 trillion in the first half of this year, surpassing half of the VND650 trillion target set for the year.