Việt Nam popular with foreign visitors to SE Asia

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More than 7.3 million foreigners visited Việt Nam in the first five months of this year, attesting to the country’s rising popularity as a tourism destination.
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More than 7.3 million foreigners visited Việt Nam in the first five months of this year, attesting to the country’s rising popularity as a tourism destination.

Most of the foreign tourists were from Asia, with the numbers rising 10 per cent year-on-year to 5.6 million, accounting for 76.8 per cent of the total.

China remained the biggest source of visitors with nearly 2.1 million, followed by South Korea, the second biggest market, which recorded a 22.4 per cent increase to nearly 1.7 million.

The number of tourists from the European market grew by six per cent compared with last year.

Tourism officials have attributed the increase in numbers to international tourists spending their summer breaks during Việt Nam’s festival season, marked by many cultural events organised across the country.

Read the full article at Viet Nam News: http://vietnamnews.vn/travel/520668/viet-nam-popular-with-foreign-visitors-to-se-asia.html#8syUKm56l7p6GgEB.99

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