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In the first 11 months of 2019, Vietnam welcomed more than 16.5 millions of foreign tourists, recording the growth rate of more than 15% compared to the same period last year.

Vietnam’s Airline Industry Faces to Problems of Congestion in Certain Airports
Vietnam is in the heart of the Asia – Pacific region thus not just the demand for passenger but the demand for air cargo is also very high thus a lot of airline companies and aerospace companies are betting on the development of the Vietnam market, those was the information given in today’s High Level Travel & Tourism Summit 2019 in Marriot Hotel. 
Vietnam National Administration of Tourism revealed that from 2015 to 2018, the number of foreign tourists to Vietnam incleased two times, from 7.5 millions to 15 millions.
In the first 11 months of 2019, Vietnam welcomed more than 16.5 millions of foreign tourists, recording the growth rate of more than 15% compared to the same period last year and got the growth rate of 34% compared to the previous months. Vietnam has recorded the very high growth rates compared to regional countries and countries around the world. 
In domestic market, the number of domestic tourists is more than 65 millions. And the target of Vietnam tourism in 2019 is to welcome more than 18 millions of tourists. The growth of tourists globally is estimated to be about 4%, Asia about 5% and South East Asia 6%, the growth rate of tourists to Vietnam is very high. 
Those growth potential brings in chances as well as challenges for managing agencies. 
For its part, the airline industry has seen a lot of changes favorable for the development of the tourism industry. Some new airline companies have been operating and functioning smoothly. The service qualities in the airports have been remarakbly improved. 
But at the same time, problems has arisen. Some airport especially Noi Bai and Tan Son Nhat have been overloaded. What is worse, the number of direct flights from tourist source markets is still very limited the passenger tranporst faces to many limitations. 
In the case of Tan Son Nhat, the waiting time for airplanes to take off and landing is very long and the airport access faces to too many obstacles. 

DIEP NGUYEN