Foreign arrivals surge sharply at year-end
19:40 | 16/12/2014
VGP – Viet Nam welcomed more than 7.2 million foreign visitors in eleven months of 2014, up 5.4% compared to the same period last year, according to Viet Nnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

Tourists from the Republic of Korea made up the majority with 764,835, a year-on-year increase of 12%.

Hong Kong travellers reached the highest growth rate in November with 13,569 visitors, an increase of 61.2% compared to the same period last year, followed by Germany with 129,507 visitors, an increase of 51.3%.

The number of Russian visitors to the country tended to go up at the year-end with 50,894 in November, bringing the total number in eleven months of the year to 330.349, a 25.2% year-on-year increase.

The figure is expected to increase in December with most of them travelling to ideal destinations in south-central Viet Nam and Phu Quoc island./.

By Kim Loan

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