HCM City greets nearly 2.7 million international tourists in first half

Monday, 08/07/2024 16:39
Ho Chi Minh (HCM) City’s tourism revenue reached an estimated 92.643 trillion VND in the first half of 2024 as the southern hub served more than 17.1 million domestic visitors, up 4.4% year on year and nearly 2.7 million foreign tourists, up 38% during the period, according to the city Statistics Office.

In the six months, the city welcomed and worked with more than 84 domestic and foreign delegations to learn about the business investment environment and discuss trade and investment promotion activities.

Nearly 2.7 million international tourists visited HCM City in the first half of 2024. (Photo: Thanhnien News)

It organized 88 domestic and foreign trade and investment promotion activities, attracting the participation of more than 9,935 businesses, to promote and introduce products, and expand consumer markets through a series of events of introducing market information.

In the six months, accommodation and food revenue was estimated at 62.523 trillion VND, up 8.1% year on year. Of which, the accommodation industry increased by 43.3% and the food service industry rose by 3.9%.

Travel services in June alone reached an estimated 3.917 trillion VND, up 19.6% month on month and up 55.5% year on year. In the period, travel service revenue was estimated at 19.049 trillion VND, up 63.3% year on year.

In the second quarter of 2024, total retail sales of goods and consumer service revenue reached an estimated 284.042 trillion VND, up 5.9% year on year. Of which, travel services increased by 64.3%, retail revenue by 8.7%; accommodation and food services by 2.7%; and other services by 0.3%.

Aiming to complete the goals and targets of the 2024 Socio-Economic Development Plan, in the second half of the year, the southern city will strive to implement the tasks and solutions stated in Resolution 93/ NQ-CP dated June 18, 2024.

One of the tasks and solutions is to focus on developing the domestic market in association with the campaign “Vietnamese people prioritizing using Vietnamese goods” and diversifying investment promotion activities and methods, closely linking investment promotion activities with trade and tourism promotion activities./.