Published on : Thursday, December 28, 2017
Vietnam has welcomed more than 1.28 million international tourists in December this year which is up by 8.9 per cent against November and 42.2 per cent year-on-year. The month thus recorded the highest number of international visitors during the year.
Tourists from Asia grew by 34.4 per cent in total of which the Chinese tourists comprised of 48.6 per cent, South Korea 56.4 per cent, Japan 7.6 per cent, Taiwan 21.5 per cent, Malaysia 17.9 per cent, Thailand 13 per cent, and Singapore 8 per cent.
The rise in the European tourists reached up to 1.9 million which is about 16.6 per cent than the previous numbers. Those from Russia reached as high as 32.3 per cent. Visitors from five Western European markets exempted from visas for 15 days increased significantly: the UK by 11.3 per cent, France 6 per cent, Germany 13.6 per cent, the Netherlands 11.7 per cent, Spain 20 per cent, and Italy 13.2 per cent.
Up by 11.1 per cent over 2016, visitors from the Americas stood at 817,000 of which the US reached 614,100, up 11.1 per cent year-on-year. Visitors from Australia reached 420,900, up 14.3 per cent, and Africa 35,900, up 25.6 per cent.
The tourism activities had impressive result in 2017, all thanks to its new adopted policies and measures. The promotional activities and introduction of Vietnam’s tourism in the global markets such as Europe, Japan, Australia, ASEAN visa exemptions for five Western European countries, greater participating at international tourism fairs, and the arrival of foreign tourism delegations affected positively in the growth of the tourism numbers.