Ho Chi Minh City, October 12, 2018 (Xinhua) – Hong Kong and Vietnam are the two places for travelers to get their first experience in Asia, the Vietnam News Agency reported on Friday, quoting a report on the Canadian travel news website Mabid.
The website said that Hong Kong offers a more modern experience as Vietnam offers a real and more authentic taste of Asian lifestyle.
Vietnam’s rising star in global tourism over the past decade has been confirmed by its steady ranking in the world’s leading travel publications including The Guardian, CNN, Lonely Planet, Tripadvisor and Roof Gaid.
Vietnam received 3.8 million Chinese visitors in the first nine months of this year, or 32.8 percent of the total international arrivals, registering an annual increase of 29.7 percent, according to the Vietnamese National Tourism Administration.
Vietnam plans to receive between 16 and 17 million foreign visitors, 78 million domestic visitors and generate tourism revenues of 27.5 billion US dollars this year, the administration said.