The number of foreign tourists to Vietnam during January-November is estimated at 14.2 million, up 21.3 percent against the same period last year.

Tourists from Asia accounted for 77.8 percent of the total, and rose by 25.3 percent against the same period of 2017.

Vietnam is striving to receive 15-16 million foreign visitors this year.

At present, the tourism sector is preparing for the ASEAN Tourism Forum 2019 scheduled to take place in the northeastern province of Quang Ninh from January 14-19 under the theme “ASEAN: The Power of One”.-VNA