Tourist arrivals to Vietnam rise to 11.6 million

Vietnam received 11.6 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of the year, up 22.9 percent year-on-year.

Cu Chi guerrillas warfare Tunnels in HCM City. (Photo: VNS)

Cu Chi guerrillas warfare Tunnels in HCM City. (Photo: VNS)

In September the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) conducted a slew of promotional activities in foreign markets to attract international holiday makers.
Also this month the agency held tourism promotion activities for the first time in Canada on the occasion of the 45th anniversary of bilateral diplomatic ties.
Vietnam’s destinations, tourism products, and services were introduced to Canadians.
The VNAT plans to team up with the US Travel Association and the Hanoi Promotion Agency to organise a tourism promotion programme in Washington DC and New York.
The US has remained one of Vietnam’s top five tourism markets with the number of visitors from that country exceeding 614,000 in 2017, an 11 percent increase from the previous year.
In the first eight months of this year Vietnam had welcomed 486,000 American nationals.


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