Vietnam among world's fastest growing tourism markets

by VTV430 June 2017 Last updated at 14:37 PM

VTV.vn - Vietnam ranks seventh in the list of the world's top 20 fastest growing travel destinations, which was recently announced by the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

The UNWTO's list was based on the assessment of upsurges in tourist arrivals. Accordingly, Vietnam saw a 24.6% surge in the number of foreign visitors in 2016 compared to the previous year. Among Asian countries present on the list, Vietnam ranks third, behind Nepal and the Republic of Korea. Sierra Leone, a West African nation, topped the world list with a 310% increase in overseas arrivals in 2016 compared to 2015.

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