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HCM City welcomes over 6.2 million foreign tourists in nine months

Ho Chi Minh City greeted more than 6.2 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of 2019, representing a year-on-year increase of 14.3 percent, according to the municipal Department of Tourism.

The city’s tourism sector earned 108.3 trillion VND (over 4.6 billion USD) in revenue in the reviewed period, up 7.4 percent from the same period last year.

The department said the sector is stepping up the application of information technology in managing and processing relevant documents, while operating online public services to handle administrative procedures in the field.

Attention has been also paid to tourism promotion activities, towards luring more tourists to the city.

Ho Chi Minh City welcomed more than 7 million foreign tourists last year. It aims to expand tourism growth of between 15-20 percent and serve about 8-8.5 million foreign holiday makers in 2019.