Vietnam’s tourism sector has grown rapidly in recent years, with the number of international tourists hitting a record. However, Vietnam’s tourism sector still has to overcome some barriers to become an economic spearhead.

In the 11 months of this year, Vietnam welcomed more than 14 million foreign holidaymakers, up 21% from the same period last year.

Boasting a long coast, Vietnam has many stunning beaches with diverse natural conditions and foreigners often speak highly of Vietnam’s coast. However, due to insufficient infrastructure, Vietnam hasn’t attracted high-paying travellers.

The tourism sector is projected to expand around 20% to 30% each year and by 2020, the tourism sector will require more than 2 million high quality workers.

Removing barriers in developing tourism is important, as it plays an important role in realising the tourism sector’s potential.-VNA