According to a report on the city’s socio-economic development in the first half of 2017 recently released by the municipal People’s Committee, its gross domestic product (GDP) recorded a year-on-year increase of 16.56%. Industry, agriculture, service, FDI attraction, budget collections have all seen considerable growth.
In particular, this is the first time Hoi An welcomed 3.2 million visitors for one year, up 21.66% over the same period last year. Of the figure, 1.78 million were foreigners, up almost 30.95% over 2016. The total number of visitors to the old town was 2.38 million (up 28.16%); Visitors to Cu Lao Cham reached 407,315. The total number of visitors is 1.45 million, the average day visitors stay 2.15 days per guest; occupancy rate was 51% (1.7% increase).
The city has exerted efforts to implement commitments to the development of the maritime economy, while resolutely safeguarding the country’s sovereignty over sea and islands.
The city has built its own plan to realise the country’s sea and island strategy, with solutions and steps suitable with the country’s current conditions while making the best use of foreign investment and technology to utilise sea resources, serving the country’s economic development in a rapid and sustainable manner.
Hoi An is one of the most attractive tourism destinations in the middle of Vietnam with over a million of visitors coming to this place every year. The city draws travellers from not only Vietnam, but also other countries, with its unique culture which has been conserved via different cultural activities and attractions.