Number of int’l guests exceed 11.6 million
08:29 | 30/11/2017

VGP – Viet Nam welcomed over 1.17 million foreign guests in November, representing a month-on-month surge of 14.4%, bringing the total number to 11.645 million in the first 11 months.

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In the January-November period, the number of foreign guests saw a year-on-year surge of 27.8%. 

Tourists from Asia witnessed a year-on-year growth of 32.6%. Almost all markets saw rising figures including China (up 44.9%); the Republic of Korea (up 55.3%); Japan (up 20.9%); Malaysia (up 16.5%); Thailand (up 12.1%); and Singapore (up 7.4%). 

The number of European tourists picked up 17% especially those from Russia (up 34.8%). 

The Ministry of Culture, Sports, and Tourism estimated that Viet Nam would receive 12.8 million foreign guests in 2017, posting a year-on-year increase of 28%. Generally, in 2016 and 2017, the number of foreign arrivals increased nearly 60% against the figure of 2015. This was the unprecedented growth. 

Minister of Culture, Sports, and Tourism Nguyen Ngoc Thien said that in 2017 Viet Nam would be able to catch up with Indonesia in tourism growth. However, the country should accelerate the growth rate and attract more tourists to enter the TOP 3 in ASEAN including Singapore, Malaysia, and Thailand./. 

By Kim Loan 

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