Hanoi (VNA) – Experts have suggested that Vietnam’s tourism sector should diversify its products, not focus on only some major markets and create imprints right on flights to the country. Visitors to the Hue imperial citadel (Photo: VNA) Although the number of international tourists to Vietnam has strongly increased over the past years, the growth rate has shown sluggish trends, experts said. Showing sluggish trends The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) unveiled at a conference held in the central city of Da Nang on August 16 that foreign visitors to Vietnam jumped from 7.9 million in 2015 to 15.5 million last year, representing an annual average growth rate of 25 percent. The pace is the highest in the world as compared with the global average of 5.8 percent and 6.1 percent recorded in the Asia-Pacific region during the 2015-2018 period, the VNAT said, citing statistics of the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO). In the first seven months of this year, Vietnam welcomed nearly 9.8 international visitors, up 7.9 percent year-on-year. China, the Republic of Korea, Japan, Taiwan (China), the US and Russia were Vietnam’s biggest sources of tourists. The top ten markets made up 83 percent of the country’s total… Read full this story
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