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HCMC eyes 40 million domestic and int’l visitors in 2023

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – The HCMC Department of Tourism has met with tourism companies seeking to attract 40 million local and foreign tourists to the city this year, and obtain total revenue of VND160,000 billion from tourism.

The above target was announced at a tourism conference held by the HCMC Department of Tourism on January 10.

According to the marketing manager of a local tourism company, HCMC should focus more on promoting the city’s tourism products through seminars and exhibitions.

The representative also highlighted the importance of improving the road traffic systems and opening more direct international flights to make traveling easier.

According to Nguyen Trung Khanh, head of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, to meet the target of five million international and 35 million local visitors this year, the city should focus on improving the quality of tourism products.

In 2022, HCMC’s tourism revenue amounted to VND131,000 billion, 46.7% above the target. During the first three days of 2023, the city took the lead among cities and provinces nationwide in achieving VND6,000 billion from tourism services.

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