Prime Minister orders improving effectiveness of tourism statistics
Prime Minister Pham Minh Chinh has ordered to promote the elaboration of a plan for the Tourism Satellite Account (TSA) in line with the recommendations of the United Nations World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and complete it in September 2024.
This move aims to improve the effectiveness of tourism statistics to evaluate, make policies and promote effective and sustainable development of tourism in the coming time as tourism statistics in Viet Nam are still inadequate.
A complete, accurate, and synchronous data source to develop and implement appropriate policies to support and promote production activities of tourism businesses remains absent.
Therefore, a telegram on improving the effectiveness of the tourism statistics was issued, with a view to successfully implementing targets set in the Viet Nam Tourism Development Strategy to 2030.
Accordingly, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MCST) should enhance close coordination with the Ministry of Public Security to promote the connection and integration of tourism databases with national population data, especially the application of e-identification app VNeID for accurate and synchronous tourism statistics and management.
The MCST needs to foster international cooperation, especially with the UNWTO and the United Nations Statistics Division (UNSD) to improve awareness, skills and methods of tourism statistics for management staff and those performing tourism statistics tasks at central and local levels.
The Viet Nam Tourism Development Strategy to 2030 sets targets by 2025 to welcome 18 million international arrivals, and serve 130 million domestic visitors. By 2030, the tourism sector expects to attract 35 million foreign arrivals, and serve 160 million domestic visitors.
Viet Nam received 12.6 million international visitors in 2023, up 3.4 times against the previous year. The number of domestic travelers, meanwhile, stood at 108 million, up 6 percent compared to the set target./.