The Sai Gon Travel Service Company (Saigontourist) will receive three cruise liners with 3,650 foreign tourists aboard during the traditional Lunar New Year Festival (Tet), which falls on the first week of February.
A bursting spring atmosphere will be bought to downtown Hanoi by festival gathering typical products such as bonsai trees from handicraft villages on the outskirts of the city between January 27 and February 1.
Vietnam ranks 12th among 181 countries and territories in term of tourism growth in the next ten years, according to the World Travel and Tourism Council (WTTC). The council estimates that Vietnamese tourism sector reached a growth rate of 3.4% this year and this rate will increase to 7.3% in the next ten years.
International travel journalists and tourism experts have voted the 109-year-old Sofitel Legend Metropole Hanoi in the top four urban hotels in the world in the Fifth Annual Hotel and Resort Survey of Cigar Aficionado.
Vietnam’s tourism industry has singled out China, the Northeast Asian countries of Japan and South Korea, Europe, and ASEAN as its four main source markets for next year’s business plan and will boost marketing activities there, an official said.