Vietnam welcomes 7.3 million foreign visitors in first five months


Around 7.3 million international tourists visited Vietnam between January and May this year, up 8.8% on-year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

The agency reported that in May, the country served 1.3 million foreign travellers, up 14.3% on-year.

Out of the figure of 7.3 million, up to 5.6 million came from Asia, accounting 76.8% of the total with the majority from China, South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, Malaysia, Singapore and Thailand.

Meanwhile, those from Europe, America and Africa to Vietnam also slightly increased during the period. European visitors were one million, up 5.9% and the rise of 4.9% were tourists from the US.

Some 330,000 people from the US visited Vietnam during this time.

The VNAT also reported that the tourism sector earned a total revenue of VND236 trillion (USD10.26 billion) between January and May, representing an on-year increase of 9.2%.

The southern central province of Binh Dinh posted a revenue rise of 18.3%, followed by Quang Ninh Province with 16%, Khanh Hoa 15.7%, Haiphong 15.1%, Can Tho 13.6%, Danang 10.7%, HCM City 9.8% and Hanoi 9.7%.

The country has set a goal to attract 18 million international visitors this year.

Source: dtinews

Photo: VAM