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Vietnam welcomes nearly 7.3 million international visitors in first five months

by NDO30 May 2019 Last updated at 15:02 PM

Vietnam welcomes nearly 7.3 million international visitors in first five months. (Photo: VOV)
Vietnam welcomes nearly 7.3 million international visitors in first five months. (Photo: VOV)

VTV.vn - The General Statistics Office on May 29 announced that Vietnam welcomed and served nearly 7.3 million international visitors in the first five months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 8.8%.

The figures affirmed that Vietnam continued to be an attractive destination for international tourists.

Accordingly, arrivals by air increased 6.3% compared to the same period in 2018, while those arriving by land and sea rose 23.7% and 17.5%, respectively.

In May alone, the number of foreign visitors to the country reached over 1.3 million, up 14.3% over the same period last year.

Over the past five months, tourists from Asia were estimated at 5.6 million, accounting for 76.8% of the total number of international visitors, meaning​ a year-on-year increase of 9.9%.

The number of European arrivals rose by 5.9% year-on-year, while those from America, Oceania and Africa were up 4.9%,1.5% and 9.2%, respectively.

Vietnam is also projected to receive 18 million foreign visitors and serve 85 million domestic tourists in 2019, earning total revenue of over VND700 trillion.

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