Over 2 million foreign visitors to Viet Nam in first quarter
The number of foreign tourists to Viet Nam in the first quarter of this year is estimated to reach 2,007,884, down 13.7% against the same period last year, announced the General Statistics Office of Viet Nam (GSO).
Of them, 1,700,480 travelled by air (down 8%) while 18,058 by sea (down 36.7%) and 289,346 by land (down 35.8%).
In the reviewed period, the predominant increases came from the Republic of Korea (up 31.4%), Finland (28.2%), Spain (10.8%), Singapore (7.1%), Italy (6%), the US (2.9%), Japan (0.8%) and Germany (0.2%) against last year.
The number of domestic visitors in the first three months is estimated at 19.5 million and the tourism sector earned VND96,359 billion in revenue, a year-on-year increase of 1.9%.