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Sunday, June 23, 2013

Vietnam’s tourism grows 19%

Vietnam National Administration of Tourism estimates the country welcomed 558,751 international travellers in May representing an increase of 19.7% over the same month last year.



Thailand’s outbound trips to Vietnam ranked 10th with 21,281 trips down 2.5% from 21,828 trips last year.

China led the field as the top source during May with 148,606 trips improving 65.0% from 90,064 followed by South Korea, Japan, Taiwan, and the United States.

 Neigbouring Cambodia was in seventh place supplying 25,829 trips, up 16.4% from 22,184 trips during the same month last year.

All of the country’s top markets are in the Asia/Pacific region with the exception of  the US and Russia (eighth).

The bulk of arrivals in May (424,602) passed through the two main aviation gateways Hanoi and Ho Chi Minh City.

For January to May, international tourist arrivals reached 2,973,712 visits, a slight decrease of 1.4% over the same period last year.

VNAT updated its data on its website, Monday, sourced from the government’s statistics office.

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