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Foreign arrivals to Vietnam top 6.7 mln in five months

by VTV430 May 2018 Last updated at 15:47 PM

Foreign tourists in Hoi An ancient town, Quang Nam province (Source:VNA)
Foreign tourists in Hoi An ancient town, Quang Nam province (Source:VNA)

VTV.vn - Foreign arrivals to Vietnam surpassed 6.7 million in the first five months of the year, up 27.6% annually, according to the General Statistics Office.

In May alone, the figure topped 1.16 million, down 13.5% month-on-month. The number of Asian tourists hit over 5 million in 5 months, up 33.3%. Meanwhile, the number of European visitors rose by 11.8% year-on-year.

Visitors from America and Oceania were up 13.8 percent and 12.1 percent, respectively. Major tourist localities saw a surge in tourist arrivals. The central city of Đà Nẵng welcomed more than 1.35 million foreigners or a rise of 51.3%. The central province of Khánh Hòa served over 1.17 million foreigners, surging nearly 50%.

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