Around 80,000 tourists in Ho Chi Minh City and neighbouring provinces went abroad through Tan Son Nhat International Airport Minh City to enjoy their lunar New Year holiday, representing a year-on-year increase of 20 percent.

According to the municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism, the number of people traveled by road to Cambodia via the Moc Bai border gate in the southern province of Tay Ninh reached 40,000.

Meanwhile, about 90,000 others chose Phu Quoc, Phan Thiet, Nha Trang, Da Lat and Hue as their destinations during the Lunar New Year holiday.

In January 2012, HCM City welcomed around 310,000 foreign visitors, including 60,000 overseas Vietnamese, equivalent to the figures of the same period last year./.