Vietnam hosts over 4.7 million foreign visitors in six months

International arrivals to Vietnam reached more than 4.7 million in the first half of 2016, an annual increase of 21.3%.

The figure for June was 700,446, down 7.5% from the previous month but up 29.8% from one year ago.  According to the General Statistics Office, the local tourism sector also served approximately 32.4 million domestic travellers in the six-month period.
Total revenue of the period was estimated to hit VND200.3 trillion (US$9.1 billion), up 22.1% year on year.This year, Vietnam set a goal to welcome 8.5 million foreign and 60 million domestic travellers, which is expected to bring in VND370 trillion (US$16.65 billion) for the sector.Vietnam is considered one of the fastest growing tourism destinations in Southeast Asia, driven by the entrance of international hoteliers, an improved visa policy and investment in key infrastructure.



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