Chinese tourists in Vietnam
The number of Korean arrivals also saw an impressive growth of 51%.
In the first nine months, the country welcomed 1.7 million of Korean tourists, an increase of more than 170,000 compared to the total number recorded last year.
Meanwhile, the number of Russian visitors to the country reached more than 420,000 against last year’s figure of 434,000.
Quang Ninh, Da Nang, Nha Trang and Phu Quoc are the favorite holiday destinations for tourists from the above mentioned nations. Therefore, a broad array of tourism promotion activities have been launched by advertising new destinations for visitors from China, the ROK and Russia and diversifying their tourism products.
In the reviewed period, the total number of foreign arrivals to Vietnam surged 28% to 9.4 million compared to last year’s corresponding period.
The number of visitors travelling by air increased 31% to 8 million while tourists arriving by road jumped nearly 30%. The number of visitors traveling by sea decreased more than 6%.