Foreign visitors to VN increase by 21% in six months
19:12 | 27/06/2014
VGP – Viet Nam has received nearly 4.3 million foreign travelers during the first six months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 21.11%, according to the the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

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Most of source markets recorded positive growth was Hong Kong rising 140.61%, German 115.87%, Laos 38.83%, China 37.45%, Cambodia 30.09%, Russia 25.95%, and Spain 25.73%.

However, the number of foreign tourists to Viet Nam in June decreased 19.94% compared to the previous month and 4.85% against the same period last year.

In the first half of the year, Ha Noi capital welcomed more than 1.39 million visitors, representing a 17.4% increase year on year.

The number of Chinese holidaymakers to the capital city went up 30% in the first four months.

Now, the city plans to intensify tourism promotions in Japan, the Republic of Korea, Malaysia, Singapore, Russia and some other East European nations.

The domestic tourists hit 23.4 million in the six-month period, 6.9% higher than the same period last year. Total tourism revenue reached VND125 trillion, up 34.28% year on year.

                                                                                                                By Vien Nhu

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