HCM City, Ha Noi, Ha Long enter top 100 city destinations in 2018

Update: 16:37 | 12/12/2018
Euromonitor International, the world’s leading independent provider of strategic market research, has announced the list of top 100 city destination of 2018, with three being in Vietnam.
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Ho Chi Minh City, Ha Noi and Ha Long city in the northern coastal province of Quang Ninh were placed at 39th, 51st and 53rd in terms of international tourist arrivals in 2018, according to the report which covers over 600 cities round the world.

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Ha Long Bay, Quang Ninh province, Vietnam. (Photo: Hanoitimes)

The report predicted that Ho Chi Minh City will enjoy a 5.9 percent growth in the field with over 5.8 million international arrivals. Meanwhile, the forecast figures for Hanoi and Ha Long cities are 8 percent with 4.64 million international visitors, and 12 percent with 4.48 million tourists, respectively.

In this year’s rankings, Asia continues its rise. The region accounts for 41 out of the top 100 cities. This number has steadily risen from 37 in 2012.

According to the report, Hong Kong (China) is the most visited city with 29.8 million international visitors, representing a year on year expansion of 7 percent.

In the top 10 list of this year are also Bangkok, London, Singapore, Macau, Paris, Dubai, New York, Kuala Lumpur and Shenzhen.

The report said that global inbound arrivals are expected to grow by 5 percent to 1.4 billion trips in 2018. At the same time, arrivals to this year’s top 100 city destinations are set to grow by 7.5 percent.

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(Source: VNA)