Foreign visitors to VN up 22.9% in nine months
10:29 | 01/10/2018

VGP – As many as 11.6 million foreign visitors to Viet Nam in the first nine months of 2018, a year-on-year increase of 22.9%, according to the General Statistics Office. 

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The numbers of foreign visitors travelling by air, sea and road reached 9.4 million, 190,805 and two million, witnessing respective increases of 17.4%, 0.5% and 62.1%. 

Markets saw high growths including the Republic of Korea up 49.6%, Finland up 33.8%, China up 29.7%, Hong Kong (China) up 29.4%, Denmark up 16.4%, Taiwan (China) up 15.1%, Italy up 14.4%, Sweden up 14.2% , the U.S. up 14.1% and Malaysia up 14%. 

In September only, 1.2 million foreign visitors travelled to Viet Nam, a year-on-year increase of 24.2%. 

A total number of 62.1 million domestic visitors were recorded over the recent nine months, including 30.2 million staying guests. 

The total revenue from tourism was estimated at VND451,200 billion, a year-on-year increase of 20%. 

By Thuy Dung 

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