Sharp increase in foreign tourists to Vietnam

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism informed that the country has received more than six million international visitors since the beginning of the year, an increase of 11.5 percent compared to the same period last year.

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In November, almost 656,000 foreign visitors came to Vietnam, an increase of 24.5 percent over last month and 7.2 percent year-on-year.
Ho Chi Minh City alone saw 3.46 million foreign visitors since the beginning of the year, up by 12 percent over the same period last year.

Between November and March is usually peak season for Vietnam’s tourism industry.

With the current momentum, the number of international visitors to Vietnam will exceed the target of 6.5 million by end of 2012, according to the National Administration of Tourism.

By M. Hanh – Translated by Hai Mien

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