Vietnam welcomes more than 7.2 million foreign visitors in seven months

by VNA01 August 2017 Last updated at 16:55 PM

(Photo illustrated: NDO)
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VTV.vn - More than 7.2 million foreign tourists visited Vietnam in the first seven months of 2017, up 28.8% from the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam.

In July alone, the country greeted more than 1 million foreigners, a year-on-year increase of 21.1%, and the fifth month this year foreign visitors to the country topped one million in a month.

China continued to rank first in the number of visitors in Vietnam with more than 2.2 million arrivals, a year-on-year surge of 51%. 

Robust tourist growth was seen from Russia (49.3%), the Republic of Korea (46.8%), Hong Kong (30.1%), Spain (27.8%), Cambodia (23.6%), the Philippines (23.4%) and Taiwan (20.8%).

In the period, the country saw 46.9 million domestic arrivals. 

Vietnam earned some VND306.7 trillion (US$13.5 billion) from tourism services, up 25.7% from the same period in 2016.

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