kingspokerroom|Vietnam's tourism to contribute 14 pct of GDP by 2030


HANOIkingspokerroom, June 14 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam's tourism is expected to directly contribute 8-9 percent and 13-14 percent of gross domestic product (GDP) by 2025 and 2030, respectively, according to the country's recently approved master plan on the tourism system for the 2021-2030 period, with a vision to 2045.

The plan has set a target of 25-28 million international arrivals and 130 million domestic travelers for 2025, Vietnam News Agency reported Friday.

By 2030, the number of international tourists to Vietnam is expected to reach 35 million and post an annual increase of 13-15 percent while domestic travelers hit 160 million and grow 4-5 percent annually.

kingspokerroom|Vietnam's tourism to contribute 14 pct of GDP by 2030

By 2045, Vietnam will see 70 million international arrivals and about 7.3 quadrillion Vietnamese dong (28.68 billion U.S. dollars) in tourism revenue. The sector is expected to contribute 17-18 percent of GDP.

According to the master plan, Vietnam is making efforts to revive traditional markets and attract emerging ones like India and Middle Eastern countries by 2025.

In the 2026-2030 period, Vietnam will maintain and expand traditional markets in Northeast Asia, Southeast Asia, Europe, North America, Russia, Eastern Europe, and Oceania while diversifying markets to increase the proportion of high-spending travelers.

Vietnam welcomed nearly 7.6 million international visitors and 52.5 million domestic travelers in the first five months of 2024, said the country's General Statistics Office.