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Foreign visitors to Vietnam rise in first four months

Published: 01 5월 2014
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According to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam has welcomed an estimated 3.07 million foreign visitors in the first four months of the year, an increase of 27.3% compared to the same period last year.

The figure includes 1.85 million who travelled to Vietnam for tourism (up 25.3% year on year), 516,918 who came for business (up 27.2%), 534,102 who came to visit relatives (up 33.1%) and 169,451 who visited for other reasons (up 32.8%).

The inflow of visitors from Hong Kong recorded the highest increase, with 170.2%. This was followed by Germany (114.5%), China (46.9%), Russia (37.4%), Cambodia (32.2%), Spain (30%) and Laos (27.7%).

The number of international tourists who visited Vietnam in April is estimated at 745,980, an increase of 5.11% over March 2014 and a 21.51% increase over April of last year.

Of these, 606,332 arrivals came by air, a year-on-year rise of 20.3%, while 5,956 arrived by sea (a decrease of 69.6%) and 133,693 arrived over land (up 48.2%).

(Source: CPV/Translated by Nhan Dan Online)


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