Over 93 percent of foreigners satisfied when touring Vietnam
Updated : Friday, July 06, 2018 9:22 AM (GMT+0700)

Over93 percent of interviewed foreign tourists said they are satisfied with theirtrips to Vietnam, according to the Vietnam Annual Tourism Report 2017 by theVietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

Foreign tourists on Sao Beach of Phu Quoc Island - Photo: VNA

The VNAT said on July 5 thatin 2017, it distributed 27,000 feedback forms to foreigners at 12 internationalbordergates nationwide, including four airports, four land border gates, andfour seaports.

Results showed that up to93.46 percent of the respondents were satisfied and very satisfied with theirtrips in Vietnam. Only 0.63 percent of them recorded any dissatisfaction.

More than 92.5 percent oftourists stayed overnight in Vietnam at tourism accommodations, and 7.4 percentvisited the country within one day. Over 60 percent of the visitors organisedtours by themselves.

Meanwhile, each foreign visitor staying at tourism accommodations spent anaverage of 1,171.3 USD in Vietnam, with Asian visitors spending 995.7 USD,European visitors 1,295.3 USD, vistors from Oceania 1,791.1 USD, and those fromthe Americas 1,525.1 USD.

About 60 percent of therespondents were visiting Vietnam for the first time, according to the report.

At the press conference inHanoi, the VNAT also reported that nearly 7.9 million foreigners visitedVietnam in the first six months of 2018, up 27.2 percent year-on-year. Thecountry also witnessed around 42.8 million domestic tourists exploring thenation in this period.

Tourism activities generated312 trillion VND (13.5 billion USD) for the country between January and June,rising by 22.5 percent from the same period last year, the administration said.


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