|Across the great divide: Some 1.27 million Chinese came to Việt Nam in the first four months of this year, a 60 per cent jump from the same period last year. — Photo baomoi.com|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has called on provincial authorities to take efforts to sustain the strong growth in the number of Chinese tourists.
In a letter this week the ministry said the industry, especially service providers catering to Chinese visitors, must improve their capacity at popular destinations and during the high season.
It noted that many destinations and countries in the region and around the world are adopting policies to attract Chinese travellers.
Some 1.27 million Chinese came to Việt Nam in the first four months this year, a 60 per cent jump from the same period last year.
Last year 2.7 million Chinese tourists arrived, up 51 percent from 2015. The average annual growth between 2010 and 2016 had been 20 per cent.
Hạ Long Bay and the central cities of Đà Nẵng and Nha Trang are among the places most visited by Chinese tourists. — VNS