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Vietnam records over one million visitors for four straight months

ANN/VIETNAM NEWS – Vietnam welcomed 1.11 million international tourists this month. This makes the fourth straight month the country has served more than one million foreign visitors, stated the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism (VNAT) under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism (MoCST).

It said the total number of international tourists visiting Vietnam reached nearly 10 million in the first 10 months this year, exceeding the eight million target for the whole year.

Korea remained the biggest source of visitors to Vietnam with 2.9 million holidaymakers, followed by China.

The two markets accounted for 42 per cent of the total number of tourists to Vietnam. The United States ranked third. In the Association of Southeast Asian Nations (Asean), the top three markets were Thailand with 392,000 visitors, Malaysia with 372,000 tourists and Cambodia with 326,000 holidaymakers. In Europe, three countries with the largest numbers of visitors to Vietnam were the United Kingdom, France and Germany.

Vendors selling vegetables at Vi Thanh market in Hau Giang province in Vietnam. PHOTO: AFP