The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism held a press conference in Hanoi on April 17 to announce tourism events in 2008 and the results of the tourism sector’s operations in the first quarter of this year.
Head of the Travel Department, Vu
The Binh said in the first three months of the year, the
tourism sector welcomed 1,285,954 international visitors,
15.7% more than in the same period last year.
There were eight new
foreign-invested tourism projects in the first quarter with
total registered capital of US$1,621 million, mostly
concentrated in the central coastal region.
In 2008, the tourism sector will
focus on organising major important events such as the ASEAN
Tourism Forum 2009 (ATF 2009), the first professional tourism
fair TRAVEX, Miss Tourism Contest 2008, and participating in
international tourism fairs in Japan, Thailand, France, the
US, China, Cambodia and the UK.
The sector will also implement
strategic tasks to develop tourism until 2020 with a vision
for 2030, a project to promote tourism activities on islands
and along the coastline until 2020, adjust overall planning to
develop tourism in the Red River Delta and other major areas,
and make full preparations for Buddha’s birthday in May.
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