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Foreign visitors to HCM City increase

VNECONOMY updated: 02/06/2005

The number of foreign visitors to Ho Chi Minh City in May rose to more than 142,000, a year-on-year increase of 57.6 percent.

According to Director of the city's Tourism Service Nguyen Thi Lap Quoc, the figure contributed to bringing the total number of foreign visitors to the city so far this year to 913,621.

In May, over 17,000 visitors from the US arrived at the city, making up the largest proportion of the foreign arrivals, followed by those from Taiwan, Japan, Australia, the Republic of Korea, France, Singapore, Malaysia and the UK.

Meanwhile, about 35,700 Vietnamese tourists went abroad through Tan Son Nhat airport in the city, a year-on-year increase of 40 percent.

The city's tourism firms have constantly improved their services and diversified activities to attract more tourists.

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