HCMC – HCMC has claimed the top spot for attracting tourists nationwide during the first half of 2023, according to a report by The Outbox Company. With 64 million visitors from January to June, a 1.5-fold increase compared to the same period in 2019, Vietnam has achieved over 60% of its 2023 tourism target. Statistics indicate a significant surge in tourism demand during holidays such as the Lunar New Year festival in January, Reunification Day on April 30, and International Workers’ Day on May 1. However, the firm also highlighted that the second half of the year lacks extended holidays, which might weaken the momentum. Despite rising prices, tourism demand remains robust.