Foreign tourist arrivals hit over 1 million again hinh anh 1The flow of international tourist arrivals to Vietnam exceeded 1 million again in October. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi (VNA)
– International tourist arrivals to Vietnam exceeded 1 million again in October, an increase of 5 percent over September and 24.7 percent from the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.

It was the seventh month since the beginning of this year Vietnam has welcomed more than 1 million foreign visitors.

The highest growth was seen in travellers from Asia with 29.4 percent, followed by those from Africa (23.6 percent) and Oceania (20.7 percent).

More than 10.47 million foreigners have visited the country in the first 10 months of 2017, up 28.1 percent year-on-year with the biggest increase of 32.8 percent reported in Asian visitors. Tourists from the Republic of Korea rose by 53.9 percent, the highest jump during the period while Chinese came second with a surge of 45.6 percent.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism has made efforts to boost tourism since early this year. It has held promotion events in Australia, Japan, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Finland, Denmark, Norway, Sweden and more over the last three months.

It also plans to use the APEC Economic Leaders’ Week 2017 as an opportunity to promote Vietnam’s beauty to international friends.

Vietnam aims for an increase of 30 percent in international tourist arrivals, or 13 million foreigners, in 2017.-VNA