The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) released the Tourism Annual Report 2018, where it details the achievements of the tourism industry, and the VNAT’s efforts to develop tourism as a key part of the economy and the outlook of global and regional tourism for the future.
The number of international tourists to Vietnam in the first half of 2019 hit 8.5 million, 7.5% more than in the first half of last year. In the second half of this year, VNAT plans to organize promotional activities to help meet goals set for the year and work with other agencies.
According to the report, China sent more tourists than any other country with nearly 5 million visitors. It was followed by South Korea, Japan and the US. The VNAT also estimated that there are more than 24.000 tour guides working in English, Chinese, French, Japanese, Russian, German and other languages.