First-ever Vietnam Annual Tourism Report unveiled hinh anh 1Tourists visit Hue Imperal City (Photo: VNA)
Hanoi (VNA) – The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism on November 17 announced the ‘Vietnam Annual Tourism Report 2014’ for the first time.

The report, compiled with technical help of the EU-funded Environmentally and Socially Responsible Tourism Capacity Development Programme, is the first complete document produced in line with international experience, aiding the assessment of tourism’s socio-economic impacts.

The document evaluates tourism’s economic contribution to the national economy, both direct and indirect contributions.

Data in the report came from statistics and results of surveys of the General Statistics Office, the State Bank of Vietnam, the VNAT and provincial and municipal Departments of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

The full report, in both Vietnamese and English, can be accessed at: