On October 7, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism held a press conference on culture, sports and tourism activities in the first nine months of 2011, and focus tasks in the last three months of 2011.
Regarding tourism, in the first nine months of 2011, the number of international arrivals from most of markets increased over the same period of 2010 (Cambodia up by 59.2%, China: 44.9%, and Malaysia: 12.2%). As estimated, total international arrivals in 9 months reached 4.3 million representing a 15.5% growth over the same period of 2010. In 2011, the VNAT set a target to welcome from 5.3 to 5.5 million of international tourists and more than 30 million of domestic ones.
In the last three months, the VNAT will focus on steering the organization of the remaining activities in Phu Yen National Tourism Year 2011, preparation of Hue National Tourism Year 2012, and actively participate in the voting campaign for Halong Bay to be one of new seven wonders of the world.
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