Number of foreign travelers to Vietnam to exceed 4.2 million

According to the General Statistic Office, the number of foreign visitors to Vietnam reached over 430,000 in August, increasing 38 percent over the same period of last year.

Uncle Ho's Statute in front of the HCM City People's Committee heaquarters is one of the destinations attracting many foreign visitors. (Photo: Khuong An)
The total number of international visitors to the country in the first eight months of 2010 estimated 3.35, representing a year-on-year increase of 35 percent.

China is the major tourist market with 65,000-90,000 arrivals every month.

In the first eight months of this year, Ho Chi Minh City received more than 1.93 million international arrivals, 14 percent year-over-year increase.

In August, the city saw 240,000 foreign visitors, increasing 20 percent over the same period of last year. Among them, there were 190,000 tourists travelling by air, representing a year-on-year increase of 20 percent.

Foreign travelers to the city have been usually increased in the end of the years, said experts. They hope that the city will welcome 3 millions of international visitors in 2010 and the number of foreign tourists to Vietnam will reach more than 4.2 million.

By M.Hanh – Translated by Kim Khuong An

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