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Foreign visitors to Vietnam increase over 30 percent

Thursday, June 29, 2017

(National Times)- The number of international visitors to Vietnam reached 949.362 arrivals in June, up 33,6 percent from the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.

According to, Vietnam welcomed more than 6.2 million foreign visitors in the first half of 2017, up 30.2 percent against last year.

In which, arrivals by air reached 5.21 million, up 33 percent year on year while the numbers of visitors coming by sea and land rose by 25 percent and 15.8 percent, respectively.

South Korea has become a new target market for Vietnam’s tourism sector thanks to growing bilateral ties, favorable air routes, and Vietnam’s visa waiver policy for South Korean nationals. In the reviewed time, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism held many promotion events. In particular, the agency opened Vietnam’s booth at the Korean World Travel Fair (KOTFA) 2017 in Seoul, the Republic of Korea, to promote Vietnamese tourism and attract more foreign visitors.

The administration has chosen 2017 as the Travel Year, aiming to enhance service quality of travel agencies and government’s management over travel operation.

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