According to the General Statistic Office, the number of foreign visitors to Vietnam reached over 430,000 in August, increasing 38 percent over the same period of last year.
|Uncle Ho's Statute in front of the HCM City People's Committee heaquarters is one of the destinations attracting many foreign visitors. (Photo: Khuong An)|
China is the major tourist market with 65,000-90,000 arrivals every month.
In the first eight months of this year, Ho Chi Minh City received more than 1.93 million international arrivals, 14 percent year-over-year increase.
In August, the city saw 240,000 foreign visitors, increasing 20 percent over the same period of last year. Among them, there were 190,000 tourists travelling by air, representing a year-on-year increase of 20 percent.
Foreign travelers to the city have been usually increased in the end of the years, said experts. They hope that the city will welcome 3 millions of international visitors in 2010 and the number of foreign tourists to Vietnam will reach more than 4.2 million.