General Directorate of Tourism (MOCST) Nguyen Van Tuan said that foreigners come to Vietnam may hit the largest number ever, up to 12.9 million in 2017.
According to data from the General Statistics Office, the number of international visitors to Vietnam in November was estimated at 11.7 million, up 14.4% over October 2017, up 25.2% over the same period last year. . Total revenue from tourists is estimated at 461 thousand 500 billion, up 25.2% over the same period in 2016.
In particular, Chinese tourists lead by volume, accounting for 30%. Next came Korean visitors, accounting for 18%. Airline has been the main means for foreign visitors to visit Vietnam in the past 11 months. Number of passengers travel to Vietnam by sea are small and tending to shrink by 7.7% compared to the same period last year.