Vietnam welcomes over 3.8 million foreign tourists in 10 months hinh anh 1At My Son Sanctuary in Quang Nam (Photo: VNA) 
Hanoi (VNA) - Vietnam welcomed more than 3.8 million foreign travellers in the first 10 months of 2020, down 73.8 percent against the same period last year, the General Statistics Office revealed on October 29.

Tourist arrivals in October rose 7.6 percent against September but were down 99.1 percent year-on-year.

The sector is rolling out promotions to help it recover post-pandemic, with the focus on safe and attractive domestic tourism.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) has launched an app on safe travel in the country, aiming to facilitate the new tourism campaign over the remaining months of the year and provide information on safe destinations.

VNAT and the Market Surveillance Agency at the Ministry of Industry and Trade are due to ink an agreement on bolstering the application of digital technology in receiving and handling tourist feedback.

A national conference on tourism is slated for November in Hoi An ancient town in the central province of Quang Nam, according to the tourism authority. It will review the sector’s development over the recent past and put forth solutions for its recovery./.