According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), Russia was ranked the first out of all top countries sending citizens to Vietnam with 250,000 arrivals in 2013, presenting a year on year of 71 percent.
|Russian travelers visit Vietnam. (Photo: Sggp)|
It is the second consecutive year that Russia is ranked the first position of the top leading countries sending a great number of tourists to Vietnam.
Russian travelers are charmed to the warm sea, wild and beautiful beaches, natural landscapes, cultural and historical sites, friendly people, healthy and attractive dishes of Vietnam, said the ATOR – Association of Tour Operators of Russia.
In addition, Vietnam had offered visa exemption for Russian to enter the nation within 15 days since 2009, and had extended the visa- free stay to 30 days since 2013.
Russian tourism experts said that 29 Russian cities have proposed to offer direct flights to Vietnam.
The Vietnamese tourism industry expects to be able to receive 300,000 Russian visitors in 2014.