Vietnam welcomes over 2.86 million foreigners in 2 months
Updated : Thursday, March 01, 2018 3:31 PM (GMT+0700)

Morethan 2.86 million foreigners was estimated to visit Vietnam in January andFebruary, up 29.7 percent from the same period in 2017.

Illustrative photo - Source: VNA

According to the GeneralStatistics Office of Vietnam, Asian visitors made up the lion’s share of thenumber, at over 2.12 million people, increasing 35.8 percent year on year. Thenumber of Chinese visitors, which accounted for 30 percent of the total touristarrivals in Vietnam during the period, grew by 38.5 percent annually.

The numbers of touristarrivals by air, road, and sea during the two-month period recorded respectiveannual increases of 26.3, 58.4, and 3.5 percent.

The Vietnam NationalAdministration of Tourism said it aims to serve between 15 and 17 millionforeigners and 78 million domestic travellers this year, with total revenueexpected to hit 620 trillion VND (27.28 billion USD), up 21.35 percent on year.

Vu The Binh, Vice Chairmanof the Vietnam Tourism Association, said Northeast Asia, including China, theRepublic of Korea (RoK), Japan, Taiwan (China), will continue to be the majorsources of tourists to Vietnam. Last year, China and the RoK sent 4 and 2.4million visitors to Vietnam.

With a growth of 30 percentin tourism in 2017, Vietnam for the first time came on the list of countrieswith fastest tourism growth speed in the world, ranking at the 6th place.


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