Tourist Arrivals in Vietnam

Vietnam is set to welcome a record 5 million international tourists this year after the arrival of 428,300 visitors last month.

General Statistics Office figures put total arrivals to November at 4.6 million, 36.5 per cent higher than for the same 11 months last year.

The monthly average was 420,000 visitors, the highest in the last 20 years.

The previous record, 4.236 million visitors, was set in 2008.

Tourism industry revenue is expected to total US$ 4.6 billion against 3.8 million visitors and $ 3.05 billion last year.

The new figures were a milestone in the development of the tourism industry and proved that travelers still thought the country was safe, friendly and attractive, said Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) general director Nguyen Van Tuan.

The general director attributed them to Vietnam’s tourism potential and the global economic recovery.

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