HCM City aims to receive 3.8 million foreign arrivals in 2012, 8 percent more than in 2011, according to the Municipal Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism.
The city said it will focus on major services and products such as tourism resorts and MICE (Meeting, Incentive, Convention and Exhibition) tourism, as well as shopping and culinary tourism.
It hopes to fully tap into major tourism markets such as Western Europe (UK, France, Germany and Russia), northeastern Asia (Japan, Republic of Korea, and China), North America (US and Canada), Australia and ASEAN countries.
It will also create tourism products to attract visitors from potential markets in the Middle East, South Asia, and Northern and Eastern Europe.
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