Ho Chi Minh City has set a target of welcoming 4.7 million international arrivals and raking in 94.6 trillion VND (4.43 billion USD) in total revenue in 2015, according to the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

To meet the target, the city continues raise its image as a friendly, attractive and safe destination and promote sustainable tourism growth by creating changes in service quality and tourism products.

Apart from accommodating 17.6 million domestic tourists, the city welcomed 4.4 million international vacationers in 2014, accounting for 56 percent of the total foreign arrivals to Vietnam.

It earned a turnover of over 86 trillion VND (4,02 billion USD) last year.-VNA