|Foreign tourists at Trang An tourist site in Ninh Binh
The target was set at a recent conference to review the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism’s performance in 2018 and sketch out its plans for 2019.VNA
Thien requested the sector to focus on tourism promotion in major markets, thus luring more travellers from these markets and ensuring the growth in the number of visitors.
In 2018, the Vietnamese tourism sector enjoyed impressive results with a record 15.6 million international tourists and 80 million domestic travellers. Total revenue hit VND620 trillion (around US$26.55 billion).
During the year, 380 new travel firms received international business licences, while 4,678 individuals got new tour guide licences.