Vietnam receives over one million foreign tourists in a month for first time

Published on : Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Vietnam foreign touristsForeign tourist arrivals to Vietnam reached 1,199,421 in February, increasing 19.1 per cent from the previous month and 42.2 per cent year-on-year, Vietnam News Agency (VNA) reported.


Vietnam welcomed 2,206,659 international visitors in the first two months of this year, up 33 per cent from the same period last year. This is the first time Vietnam received more than one million foreign visitors per month.


This shows positive tourism growth in the context of implementing Politburo Resolution 08-NQ/TU on making tourism a key economic sector.


The sector is expected to receive 11.5 million foreign visitors and 66 million domestic ones, generating 460 trillion VND (US$20.3 billion) this year.


The sector also aims to receive 17-20 million international tourists and serve 82 million domestic visitors by 2020, contributing 10 per cent to gross domestic product.


Tourism revenue is expected to reach US$35 billion.

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