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Vietnam welcomes 6.4 million tourists

vietnam hanoi old quarterAccording to the Vietnam’s General Statistic Office, international visitors to Viet Nam continues to grow and in August some 899,738 tourists visited the country, an increase of 6.3% from the previous month and 34.4% over the same period of 2015.

The total tourist arrivals to the country accounted as 6,452,373 in the first eight months, up 25.4% over the same period last year, including 5,438,933 by air (+28.5%); 98,849 by sea (-15.4%) and 914,591 by road (+14.5%).

Remarkable rise was seen from most of markets such as: Hong Kong (+92.8%), China (+57.9%), the Republic of Korea (+37.6%), Thailand (+34.9%), Laos (+26.6%), New Zealand (+26.4%), Russia (+25%), Sweden (+24.3%), Japan (+12.1%). Particularly, the number of visitors from 5 countries enjoying one-year visa extension under the Resolution 56/NQ-CP of the Vietnamese Government from July 1, 2016 has been continuously rising including Italy (+31.8%), Spain (+27.6%), the UK (+22.8%), Germany (+17.7%), and France (+13.4%).

In the first eight months, there were 43.1 million domestic trippers; the tourism sector earned VND265,152 billion, 22.9% higher than the same period last year.

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