An image of Ho Chi Minh City. (Photo: VNA)

HCM City (VNA) – More than 5.2 million foreign tourists visited Ho Chi Minh City in 2016, a rise of 10 percent against last year, said the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Meanwhile, the number of domestic visitors reached 21.8 million. Gross income of the City’s tourism hit 103 trillion VND (4.5 billion USD), increasing 9 percent year-on-year. 

HCM City currently has nearly 2,200 accommodation establishments and 1,314 travel agencies (including 647 international travel ones and nine representative offices of foreign travel companies).

The City aims to greet 5.5 million foreign visitors and 24 million domestic tourists in 2017 and rake in a total tourism income of 112 trillion VND (4.9 billion USD).

In 2015, it received 4.6 million foreign visitors and 19.3 million domestic tourists, up 4.6 and 13 percent year-on-year, respectively.

Tourism earnings reached 94.6 trillion VND (over 4.1 billion USD), a year-on-year increase of 10 percent.-VNA