International visitors to Vietnam increased nearly 30% in the first two months of 2018

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Following the growth of the first month of the new year, the number of international visitors to Vietnam in February, 2018 reached 1,431,845 arrivals, up 0.1% compared to January, 2018 and up 19.4% compared to in the same period last year.

Foreign visitors to Vietnam (Source: internet)

In particular, the number of passengers arriving by air is 1,145,961, accounting for 80% of the total number of international arrivals to Vietnam (up 16.5% compared to February 2017); arrivals by sea were 57,850, accounting for 4% (down 18.6%); arrivals by road reached 228,034, accounting for 16% (up 58%).

It is generally calculated in the first two months of the year, there were 2,862,087 international arrivals to Vietnam, an increase of 29.7% compared to the same period of 2017. Most of the passenger markets increased, especially in key markets. of the tourism of Vietnam.

Northeast AsiaMarket (62.2% of total international arrivals) South Korea 619,705 arrivals, up 70%; China 901,812 arrivals, an increase of 38.5%; Taiwan reached 111,508, an increase of 7.4%; Japan reached 137,697 arrivals, an increase of 6.2%. The Southeast Asian market has the strongest growth in Malaysia, reaching 86,950 arrivals, an increase of 22.6%; Singapore reached 45,547, an increase of 14%; Thailand reached 58,421 arrivals, an increase of 7.7%. European market Russia is a prominent market, reaching 141,098 arrivals, up 19.5%; Sweden reached 19.477, up 27.4%; England reached 56,954 arrivals, up 11.8%; France reached 53,697 arrivals, up 11.6%; Germany reached 43,802 arrivals, up 9.8%; Italy reached 14,733 arrivals, an increase of 22.8%. The US market also saw impressive growth with 147,806 arrivals, an increase of 13.0%. Australian market reached 82,334 arrivals, an increase of 14.3%.

Also in the first two months, domestic tourists were estimated at 15.6 million, of which 7.6 million are resident visitors. Total revenue from tourists is estimated at VND 118,800 billion, up 21.6% compared to the same period of 2017.

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