5.3 million international tourist arrivals in the first five months

by PV/VTV12 June 2017 Last updated at 15:43 PM

VTV.vn - According to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, in the first 5 months of this year, the number of international tourists to Vietnam has increased by 29.6% compared to the same period last year.

By the end of May, the figure reached nearly 5.3 million arrivals. The number of domestic visitors was 34.2 million and total turnover of the sector was more than 9.3 billion US dollars.

According to the Travel and Tourism Competitiveness Report 2017 of the World Economic Forum, Vietnam ranked 67 among 136 economies, 8 ranks up from 2015.

Prime Minister Nguyen Xuan Phuc tasked the sector to achieve a 30% increase of international tourists in 2017.

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