Foreign tourists visit Hội An ancient City in central Quảng Nam Province. — VNA/VNS Photo Đoàn Hữu Trung HÀ NỘI — Developing human resources in tourism is key to help boost this industry sustainability, according to experts. The tourism sector of Việt Nam has seen impressive progress. Last year, the country welcomed 18 million international tourists, a year-on-year increase of 16 per cent and served 85 million domestic visitors. Total revenue reached more than VNĐ720 trillion (US$31.1 billion) last year, up 16 per cent in comparison with 2018. The average growth rate of visitors in three consecutive years (2016-2019) saw a 22 per cent average increase each year. The country is ranked as one of the ten fastest growing tourist destinations in the world. However, experts have warned the sector still faces many challenges, particularly the impacts of the COVID-19 epidemic in the first months of 2020. Apart from measures to prevent and control the disease and gradually restructure the tourism market, the development of qualified human resources is needed to help the sector recover after the epidemic and develop in the future. According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the sector needs around 40,000 labourers each year…. Read full this story
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