Vietnam tourism : high growth, low revenue
Par Vietnam aujourd’hui le mardi 27 août 2013, 20:15 – News in english – Lien permanent
In 2012, the number of foreign tourists to Vietnam reached over 6.8 million, with revenues of $ 6.61 billion. « Tourism in our country was born from the ’60s, but since then we have not built a national tourism brand,” said Dr. Pham Trung Luong.
Being recognized as one of the 10 countries with the highest growth rate in tourism in the world, the real figures that Vietnam tourism earned are modest compared with other countries in the region like Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore.
Specifically, Vietnam attracted 6,847,678 tourists in 2012 compared to 22,303,065 of Thailand and 25,035,400 of Malaysia.
Regarding revenues, Vietnam earned $6.61 billion in 2012 compared to $30.92 billion of Thailand, $19.79 billion of Malaysia was and $19.38 billion of Singapore.
Compared to these countries, Vietnam’s tourism grew in number but the quality was much lower than theirs.