Vietnam attracts over 9 million foreign tourists in 11 months, cross yearly target

Published on : Monday, November 28, 2016

vietnam-welcomes-2-million-visitorsVietnam welcomes more than 9 million foreign tourists in the first 11 months of 2016, an increase of 25.5 percent year-on-year, according to the General Statistics Office of Vietnam (GSO) on Monday.


This recorded figure is above the initial target of 8.5 million foreign arrivals for the whole year 2016.


In terms of revenue, Vietnam’s tourism sector grossed 368.6 trillion Vietnamese dong (16.2 billion U.S. dollars) in 11-month period, a yearly increase of 18.6 percent.


Vietnam targets a total of 400 trillion Vietnamese dong (17.6 billion U.S. dollars) in tourism revenue in 2016, said GSO.

Growth was seen in most markets, particularly China, China’s Hong Kong, the Republic of Korea, New Zealand, Russia, Thailand, Italy, Spain, the Netherlands and Britain.

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