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Tet drives up foreign tourist arrivals in HCMC in Feb

The Saigon Times

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HCMC – HCMC has seen a 52.3% surge in international tourist arrivals in February, compared to the same period last year.

The city has attracted a total of 486,000 foreign travelers thanks to the vibrant Lunar New Year (Tet) celebrations, according to the city’s Department of Tourism.

The number of domestic visitors to the city has also edged up by 8.2% year-on-year to 2.84 million. The rise in Tet revelers has contributed to a 21.2% increase in tourism revenue, at VND15 trillion.

Data of the department showed that overall visitor numbers to HCMC have grown by 10.2% year-on-year. The increase in tourism activity has translated into total revenue of VND28 trillion during the reporting period, up by 35.3% year-on-year.

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