Vietnam marked their 55th anniversary of tourism with a 5.1% increase over the same period from the previous year. It was estimated that 593,566 visitors made the voyage to Vietnam, in the month of July, which accounted for the increase.
Tourism has been an important part of the Vietnam economy, accounting for 4.5% of the gross domestic product. Foreign investment has been concentrated in heavy industry, urban development and tourism. Most of the tourism related investment has been directed to the hotel industry.
Vietnam seemingly has something for every type of outdoors person. Nature lovers, beach lovers and backpackers all have their place in the Vietnam landscape. There are also guided walking and bicycle tours to choose from, as well as kayaking trips.