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More than 2.5 million foreign tourists to Vietnam travel

2011-06-06 (GMT + 7)

The Vietnam National Tourism Administration reported that more than 2.5 million foreign tourist to Vietnam travel in the first five months of 2011, a year-on-year increase of 18 percent.

Countries and territories seeing an increase in the number of travelers to Vietnam tour from the same period last year were China with 546,900 arrivals, up 49.6 percent, the Republic of Korea with 222,400 arrivals, up 2.5 percent and Japan with 204,200 arrivals, up 12.8 percent.

Tourist arrivals from the US, Cambodia, Taiwan, Malaysia, France and Australia also saw significant rises.

Over the past five months, tourists visiting Vietnam for travel and recreation reached nearly 1.5 million, a year-on-year increase of 10.2 percent, while 418,000 arrivals came to Vietnam for business purposes, a decrease of 0.8 percent and 442,400 arrivals arrived in Vietnam to visit relatives, a rise of 81.4 percent.

Source: CPV

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