Published on : Monday, April 10, 2017
In the first three months of 2017, more than 3 million foreign tourists visited Vietnam which is about a 29 percent increase from a year earlier. Also, tourists from Taiwan increased 22.4 percent, according to Vietnam National Administration of Tourism in the same span of time.
According to the data, China was the Southeast Asian country’s biggest source of tourists in the first quarter, with 940,000 arrivals, followed by South Korea and Japan, with 530,000 and 200,000 arrivals, respectively. Vietnam has welcomed 150,142 Taiwanese tourists in the same period, marking a 22.4 percent increase from the year before to come in sixth.
The Vietnamese government has increased its efforts and campaigns in promoting the nation’s tourism in recent years. With the offer of the e-visas for tour groups, Taiwan has also seen sharp growth from the Southeast Asian country, with an increase of 50,000 to 190,000 in 2016 from the year before.
According to government data, more than 40,000 Vietnamese tourists have visited Taiwan in the first two months of this year, a year-on-year increase of 91.04 percent.
The latest statistics released by Vietnam’s General Statistics Office showed that Taiwan stands as the country’s fourth largest source of foreign capital, with a total of $644.18 million worth of FDI being registered in the first three months of this year, trailing only behind South Korea, Singapore and China.