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Vietnam welcomes 4.9 million foreign visitors in 8 months

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August 27, 2013

Vietnam welcomes 4.9 million foreign visitors in 8 months

Halong Bay, Vietnam. Unesco World Heritage Site. Most popular place in Vietnam.
Halong Bay, Vietnam. Unesco World Heritage Site. Most popular place in Vietnam.

Vietnam received more than 677,000 foreign arrivals in the early days of August, up 22% against the same month last year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

The August figure raised the total number of foreign visitors since early this year to nearly 4.9 million, up 7.9% compared to last year?s same period.

Most of the visitors came from Russia (up 63.1%), China (33.1%), Indonesia (25.6%), Thailand (24.2%) and New Zealand (21.9%).

The tourism sector has achieved nearly 68% of the set target of 7.2 million for the whole year.

Meanwhile, the total number of domestic tourists also increased by 11.7% to 29.3 million, accounting for 83.7% of the set target. Total revenues from the tourism sector are predicted to reach VND138.2 trillion this year, up 22.5% over last year.

Source dti News

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