HCM City greets 3.2 million foreign visitors in 9 months hinh anh 1Illustrative image (Source:congdongcaphe.vn)
Vietnam’s business and economic hub, Ho Chi Minh City, welcomed more than 3.2 million foreign visitors, up 5 percent annually, raking in more than 69.1 trillion VND (3.14 billion USD), a 6 percent rise, according to the municipal People’s Committee.

Between now and the year’s end, the city will fine-tune the cooperation mechanism between its tourism and public security sectors and promptly establish a tourist support centre, ensuring safety for visitors.

A tourism stimulation programme will continue with a focus on inbound travel and services improvement.

The hotel occupancy in the southern metropolis averaged 62 percent in the third quarter, down 2 percentage points quarterly but up 5 percentage points yearly, reported Savills Vietnam estate service provider.

In its quarterly hotel market update, Savills Vietnam said the average room rent rate dropped 4 percent quarterly and 7 percent annually to 1.6 million VND (75 USD)/room/night due to the low season.

As of this September, the city’s 112 hotels offered around 14,400 rooms, up 4 percent quarterly and 14 percent annually.

The figure included 480 new rooms from six new projects, 240 of which were in the three-and five-star category, in the third quarter.-VNA