Development strategy for Viet Nam tourism to 2020, vision 2030 approved

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The Prime Minister on 30th December 2011 approved the development strategy for Vietnam tourism which states overall and specific targets, solutions and action programs for the sector to 2020, vision 2030.

The overall target to 2020 is to develop tourism to be a key economic industry with high professionalism, modern and fairly synchronously-developed tourist infrastructure; high quality, competitive and diversified tourist products imprinted with unique traditional cultural characteristics.

Specifically, by 2015, the sector aims to receive 7-7.5 million international arrivals and 36-37 domestic tourists, with total revenue of USD 10-11 billions accounting for 5.5-6% GDP; develop the tourist accommodation system to 390,000 rooms of which 30-35% ranks 3-5 stars; create 2.2 million jobs including 620,000 direct labors in the sector.

By 2020, Vietnam tourism also set the targets to receive 10-10.5 million international arrivals and 47-48 million domestic tourists, with total revenue of USD 18-19 billions accounting for 6.5-7% GDP; 580,000 rooms including 35-40% of 3-5 stars; create 3 million jobs including 870,000 direct labors. By 2030, total tourism revenue is expected to double that of 2020.

 

Truyen Phuong (TITC)