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High target of vietnam tourism 2013


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High target of vietnam tourism 2013

  1. 1. High target of Vietnam tourism 2013Vietnam Travel News - The outbound tourism segment achieved sharp growth around theTet holiday, outperforming the domestic segment, said big travel firms in HCM City.Tam Coc, Ninh Binh, VietnamAccording to Fiditourist, Lien Bang Travelink, Saigontourist and Ben Thanh Tourist, theoutbound segment did good business at Tet, with one firm obtaining a growth of up to50% compared to previous holidays. Most tourists prefer close destinations, especiallyCambodia, but travel firms also sold long-distance tours such as those to the U.S., SouthKorea and Japan.Ta Thi Cam Vinh, outbound manager of Ben Thanh Tourist, described outbound toursbusiness as fine. The firm has had 1,500 customers buying outbound tours departing onDecember 25-January 12 of the lunar calendar. “At first, we did not expect demand to bethis high over economic difficulties,” she said.Saigontourist has had 8,800 customers traveling abroad on December 26-January 12 ofthe lunar calendar, with Thailand, Singapore and Hong Kong as the top destinations.While the domestic segment rises by only 30%, the growth of the outbound segment is50%.Similarly, among 5,200 customers buying outbound tours at Fiditourist in the year’slongest break, up to 20% chose Thailand. Besides, the number of tourists buying tours toIndonesia, the Philippines, Dubai and Laos is up two to three times.Tel: +84.4.371 85750Hotline: +84.977102103www.customvietnamtravel.comEmail: info@customvietnamtravel.comOffice: No 116/32/76 An Duong, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
  2. 2. Tu Quy Thanh, director of Lien Bang Travelink, said that his firm had been serving 1,500tourists in the Tet holiday, up 22%, and that the most popular outbound tours are those toTaiwan and Japan. Meanwhile, the domestic, Vietnam tours, segment of his firm sees agrowth of only over 10%.* In related news, the Government has approved a national action program of the tourismindustry in 2013-2020 in which total revenue is projected at US$18-19 billion in 2020.The content of the program has already been posted on the Government’s web portal.In the program, the local tourism industry should attract 7-7.5 million internationalvisitors and 36-37 million domestic tourists with total income of US$10-11 billion by2015. And the industry by 2020 would serve 47-48 million local tourists along with 10-10.5 million foreigners.According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), the country in2012 welcomed 6.84 million foreign visitors, up 9.5% against 2011, and 32.5 milliondomestic travelers, a surge of 8% year-on-year. The industry’s total revenue reachedabout VND160 trillion, or around US$7.6 billion last year, a year-on-year growth of23%.To achieve the high growth target in the next few years, the industry will focus onimproving the quality of tourism products. As such, unique products will be developed bythe industry in line with different markets, with at least five to six typical tourismproducts for key foreign markets and three to four products for local tourism annually.In the years to come, sea and islands tourism, cultural tourism, community tourism andecological tourism activities will be given priority for development based on the nationalprogram.Notably, the Government as per the program will create favorable conditions for Vietnamtravel agencies to jointly develop products. Companies having the same key market orlaunching demand stimulation programs via business ties with air carriers, servicesproviders and shop owners will be given State support as well.Contact Custom Vietnam Travel now asking for more Vietnam Travel News.Tel: +84.4.371 85750; Hotline: +84.977102103Fax: +84.4.371 85750Email: info@customvietnamtravel.comOffice: No 116/32/76 An Duong, Tay Ho, Hanoi, Vietnam
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