Vietnam to welcome one million foreign arrivals in January

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Vietnam is expected to welcome over one million foreign arrivals in the first month of 2017, up 12.3 percent from the previous month, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

The figure posted a year-on-year increase of over 26 percent, said VNAT on its website.

In January, Vietnam witnessed growth in number of international tourists from most of its markets, including China (up 67.9 percent year-on-year), Laos (41.7 percent), Russia (36.5 percent), Belgium (27.6 percent), Sweden (27.3 percent), Spain (27.2 percent) and the Netherlands (24 percent) among others.
Meanwhile, it is estimated that the number of the country’s total domestic travelers hit 5.7 million person-times in the first month of this year.

As such, Vietnam’s total revenue from tourism reached 38.6 trillion Vietnamese dong (1.73 billion U.S. dollars) in January, up 28.5 percent year-on-year.

This year, Vietnam targeted to welcome 11.5 million person-times of foreign visitors and serve 66 million domestic travelers, pocketing 460 trillion Vietnamese dong (20.63 billion dollars) in tourism revenue, said the administration.

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