Int’l arrivals up nearly 30% in first quarter
10:21 | 26/03/2014

VGP – International guests in Viet Nam numbered 2.327 million in the first quarter of the year, a year-on-year increase of 29.3%, according to the General Statistics Office.

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The figure included over 700,000 foreigners who arrived in March, representing a month-on-month increase of 20.83%.

Over 1.4 million of foreign guests came to Viet Nam for tourism, up 27.14% against 2013; 391,508 for business (up 28.76%); 403,829 for visiting relatives (up 35.62%) and 128,819 for other purposes.

In the January-March period, all of the country's tourist markets recorded growth, of which Hong Kong surged by 325%; followed by Germany 248.79%; Russia 55.22%; China 48.94% and Cambodia 33.81%.

In the reviewed period, domestic guests touched 13.7 million, a year-on-year rise of 6.85%.

The tourism industry earned over VND 70 trillion (US$ 3.3 billion) in revenue./.

By Kim Loan

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