(VOV) – One of the relatively important solutions to developing the Vietnam tourism sector in the current period is to shift its direction, emphasizing a preference for boosting high-spending markets.
Government officials made the statement at a press conference held in Hanoi on May 19, stating that a concurrent de-emphasis of lower spending markets would result in an overall benefit and more profitable tourism sector.
According to statistics, a Russian tourist in Vietnam often spends around US$2,200-US$2.500 on average, even up to US$4,000 in some high-spending segments. Visitors from Western Europe, Australia and North America customarily spend below US$2,000 each.
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) General Director Nguyen Van Tuan, said that these are the high-spending markets that we should focus on in the future.