Over 11.6 million foreign tourists come to Vietnam in eleven months

Wednesday, 2017-11-29 09:18:07
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Foreign tourists visit Nha Trang resort city in Khanh Hoa province (Photo: VNA)
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NDO - Vietnam welcomed more than 11.6 million international tourists in 2017, not yet counting December, a year-on-year rise of 27.8%, according to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

More than 1.17 million foreign visitors entered Vietnam in November, a 14.4% increase from the previous month.

During the aforementioned period, the number of holidaymakers from Asian countries increased 32.6% compared to the same period last year. Several nations saw the strong growth of tourists to Vietnam including China, up 44.9%; the Republic of Korea, up 55.3%; Japan, up 7.7%; Taiwan (China), up 20.9%; and Malaysia, up 16.5%.

Meanwhile, visitors from European nations experienced a year-on-year rise of 17%. Encouraging growth was seen in some markets such as Russia which surged 34.8%, the United Kingdom rose 11.3%; Spain, up 19.8%; and Italy which grew 12.8%.

The administration chose 2017 as the Travel Year with an aim to enhance service quality of travel agencies and government’s management over travel operation. Accordingly, it focused on advertising work and providing trainings to improve human resources quality.

Vietnam aims to serve 13 million international tourists in 2017.