Nam has set a target of joining countries highly rated
for tourism in the region in the next five years, the
Viet Nam Administration of Tourism (VAT) has said.
achieve this target, the country hopes to attract 6
million foreign visitors and 23 million domestic tourists
by 2010, grossing around 4.4 billion USD. It is expected
to welcome 3.2 million foreign and 15 million domestic
visitors this year.
Vietnamese Government plans to grant visa exemption
to visitors from major markets and open more direct
air routes to foreign countries.
the near future, the hospitality industry will seek
more investment in tourism to improve the quality of
tourism services and create highly competitive tourism
products, and promote ecological and historical tourism.
In addition, it will boost promotion in foreign markets.
Nam has so far signed 24 bilateral tourism agreements
with countries inside and outside the region. The VAT
has also established relations with more than 1,000
travel agencies from 50 countries and territories.
country's tourism sector has effectively participated
in international and regional forums such as the World
Tourism Organisation and the Greater Mekong Sub-region
Tourism Development Programme. Recently, Viet Nam cooperated
with the World Tourism Organisation to successfully
organise the Asia-Pacific Tourism Ministerial Meeting.