Vietnam attracts over 8 million foreign tourists in 2017

Published on : Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Vietnam tourismVietnam had embraced over 8.47 million foreign visitors in the initial eight months of 2017 marking a rise of 29.7% against the same period of 2016.


It had served 52.8 million domestic tourists, earning a total of 335.8 trillion VND in terms of revenue, as reported by the local news media agency. In the month of August alone, the nation has been capable of luring about 1.2 million foreign tourists marking a monthly increase of about 18.5%.


This is the sixth time in the year 2017 that the tourism sector of Vietnam has been able to attract more than one million international travellers in a month.


The tourism industry of Vietnam had launched many tourism promotion events overseas like the ones in China and Australia. The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism had been organizing a tourism promotion event in Cambodia from 28th August to 30th August.


The latest report of the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO) said that the country had ranked 10th in the list of the emerging destinations popular among tourists all across the world.


TripAdvisor had declared a list of the ten most appealing spots in Vietnam as voted by tourists.


The central province of Quang Bunh has ascended to the fourth rank in this list just behind Hoi An, Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City. The website has mentioned Quang Binh as a hub for unique explorations and routes like Tu Lan cave system, Son Doong cave, Phong Nha-Ke Bang among others.


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