Foreign tourists surge 18% in H1

The number of international tourists visiting Vietnam in the first half this year has reached around 3 million, an increase of over 18 percent compared to the same period last year, according to the General Statistics.

More than 1.6 million international tourists visit Ho Chi Minh City in the first six months. (Photo: Khanh Huy)

Visitors arriving by air had increased by 24 percent, while overland and sea travelers had seen a year-on-year decrease.

China, Republic of Korea, Japan, U.S., Taiwan, Australia, Cambodia, Malaysia and Singapore made most of the bulk of foreign tourists to Vietnam this year.

By June, Vietnam had received its 447,000 tourist, an increase of over 19 percent since last year.

International tourists arriving in Ho Chi Minh City in the first six months of this year are estimated around 1.65 million, an increase of 10 per cent since last year.

There has been a sharp increase in visitors from Russia which are amongst the top ten foreign tourists in the city.

By M.Hanh – Translated by Khanh Huy

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