Vietnam receives 3.4 million Chinese visitors from January to August, or 32.7% of the total international arrivals, seeing a year-on-year increase of 28.2%, the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism said on Wednesday.
Meanwhile, Vietnam hosted a total of 10.4 million international arrivals, up 22.8% year-on-year, with the highest growth of 52.4% in the number of visitors from South Korea, followed by Finland, up 34.3%, and China, up 28.2%.
Over 8 million visitors were from Asia, up 27%; 1.4 million from Europe, up 9.8%; 636,400 from the Americas, mainly from the United States, up 12.6%; 300,700 from Oceania, up 7.4%, and 27,900 from Africa, up 20.4%.
Vietnam plans to receive 16-17 million foreign visitors and 78 million domestic ones, and gain tourism revenues of USD 27.5 billion this year, said the administration.
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