The city is focusing on conducting survey, evaluation and identification of the city’s position in the country’s tourism map. This will help the municipal tourism department design a strategy and map out plan in accordance with the demand for sustainable development.

Statistics show that Ho Chi Minh City has welcomed nearly 3 million tourists since the beginning of the year, up 14 percent over 2016 and accounting for almost 50 percent of the yearly target.

Total tourism revenue reached nearly 2.37 billion USD, an increase of over 12 percent in comparison with last year.

In 2016, the city was ranked 25th among top destinations in Asia, listed in top 20 cities with best tourism growth rate in the world by several tourism agencies and organisations.-VNA