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Vietnam Launches New Tourism Website

Destination & Tourism Janeen Christoff November 07, 2016

Vietnam Launches New Tourism Website

PHOTO: Halong Bay, Vietnam. (Photo courtesy Thinkstock) 

Vietnam has announced the launch of its new tourism website, says VNExpress International. And the country has some ambitious new goals for the site’s future. 

"The goal is to make this one of the top 10 tourism sites in the world," said Nguyen Van Tuan, the general director of VNAT tells VNExpress. 

To do that, they have set a goal of having 10 million unique users per year. 

“The new website, a joint project by tourism authorities and the private sector, will feature articles by top travel writers and bloggers as well as photos of favorite destinations,” reports VNExpress. 

Tourism is one of the key drivers of Vietnam’s economy. It is expected to pump $32 billion into the country, which will be 10 percent of its gross domestic product and employ 3.5 million people by 2020. 

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The website “marks a new stage in the collaboration between the state and private sectors as investment came from companies operating in the tourism and hospitality industry,” says VNExpress. 

The investment seems to be a wise one as tourism booms in the country. In the first 10 months of this year, tourism was up 19.1 percent in the country. 

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