Nearly three million tourists visit VN in five months
15:36 | 29/05/2012

VGP  - Nearly 3 million foreign visitors came to Vietnam in the first five months of this year, up 17.5% on-year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

Danang is one of the most favorite destinations for foreign investors

The number of foreigners to Vietnam for tourism and vacation is nearly 1.75 million, up 16.7%; for business, over 508,300, up 21.3%; for visiting relatives, more than 522,500, up 18.1%; and for other purposes, nearly 166,000, up 13.7%.

The number of foreign visitors from Russia surged most – 56.3%; followed by the Republic of Korea with 45.3%; Taiwan (China) 27.3%; Thailand 25.6%; Malaysia 25.3%; Japan 23.6%; France 12.5%.

Russian tourists often come to visit beautiful beaches in the central of Vietnam. From May to October, Da Nang is expected to receive 54 charter flights from Russia, carrying over 12,000 Russian tourists.

The number of Cambodian tourists to Vietnam has increased some 30% annually in recent years. Last year, 420,000 Cambodian visitors came to Vietnam.

By Ngoc Van

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