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Over 6 million int’l tourists visit Vietnam
  • | SGT | November 29, 2012 04:22 PM

There have been around 656,000 international tourists visiting Vietnam this month, raising the total number of tourist arrivals in the January-November to nearly 6.036 million, up 11.4% year-on-year.

Such a figure is not far from the annual target of welcoming some 6.5 million tourists this year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

Around two-thirds of the tourists in the 11-month period, or over 3.6 million, visited Vietnam for leisure, up 9.4% from the same period last year. Meanwhile, the numbers of those coming for business and for visiting relatives were over one million for each group.

The number of tourists coming to Vietnam to visit relatives started to grow strongly in August last year and rose by 98.7% as of last November. However, this year has seen just a small rise of 10.2%.

The number of tourists from Cambodia as one among the ten largest visitor-generating markets for Vietnam declined by nearly 22% this year, while arrivals from other markets increased by between 2% and 31.5%.

VNAT this week and some travel agencies will carry out a tourism promotion program in Shaanxi, China.

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