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Vietnam tourism target within reach in 2011

2011-09-14 (GMT + 7)

The Vietnam travel industry is able to fulfill the set target of handling over 5 million foreign guests in 2011 as the number of foreign arrivals reached over 3.9 million in the first eight months.

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), around 490,000 foreign guests arrived in Vietnam in August, making a year-on-year increase of 14.5%.  

The VNAT reported that in the first eight months, the number of overseas guests went up 18.4% against the same period last year. Most of them came from Cambodia (year-on-year surge of 74.2%); China (up 53.5%); Malaysia (up 18.7%), Japan (up 11.7%), and Singapore (up 10.6).

According to the VNAT, the tourism industry also handled 23 million domestic guests and earned VND 85 trillion in revenues which accounted for over 77% of the year’s set target.

The success came from associated trend among regions, better infrastructure, diversified tourism products, and large-scale investment in resorts, hotels, and entertainment services.

Source: VGP

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