In Hue city (Source:VNA)
HCM City (VNA) – Vietnam is well-positioned to attract tourists from Australia and New Zealand, leading domestic and foreign tourism experts said at a seminar held in Ho Chi Minh City on September 9.

The seminar was within the framework of the International Travel Expo 2016 underway in the southern metropolis.

Dinh Ngoc Duc, Director of the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism’s Market Department, said Australia is among the top 10 sources of tourist arrival in Vietnam.

Australian and New Zealand visitors usually stay for two weeks and spend 1,677 USD and 1,592 USD on average, respectively.

Notably, Australians prefer resort vacations and tend to travel year-round, with each stay lasting one to four weeks.

Oliver Martin from Canada’s Twenty31 tourism consulting company suggested Vietnam target long-stay and well-off vacationers, giving them true experiences of local lifestyle and culture rather than introducing general information.-VNA