About 5 million Vietnamese ventured abroad every year in recent time and spent over 6 billion USD on their trips, according to the Vietnam Society of Travel Agents (VISTA).

The figure includes about 1.1 million travelling to China, nearly 1 million to Cambodia, 850,000 to Thailand and 200,000 to Western Europe.

Trips to Japan made by Vietnamese nationals grew 50 percent in 2014, spending 200 million USD. Meanwhile, over 2 billion USD was dropped in Singapore for medical procedures.

VISTA Chairman Vu The Binh said there is increasing demand for international travel among Vietnamese.

He added that tourism sector needs to further promote itself to provide customers with efficient information about prominent and desirable destinations.-VNA