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Vietnam travel sharp rise in 2011

2011-02-15 (GMT + 7)

The Statistic Bureau has reported that Vietnam travel received more than 500,000 international visitors during the first month of the year, showing a 12.6 percent increase since last December and 17.4 percent since last year.

Most of the travelers were from China, Korea, U.S, Japan, Taiwan (China), Australia, Cambodia, France, Thailand and Malaysia.

Vietnam expects to receive around 5.3 million international visitors during the course of this year.

The Ho Chi Minh travel sector welcomed over 300,000 foreign tourists in the first month of this year, showing an increase of 10 percent since last year. International tourist arrivals to the city are expected to exceed 3.5 million in 2011.


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