VN – A favored destination

VGP - Việt Nam, which is likely to receive 5 million foreign visitors this year, is one of destinations most favored by international tourists, especially visitors from Thailand, Australia, Japan and Singapore.

The tourism quarter of Cát Bà Island, Hải Phòng City - Photo: Internet.

This is the result of a tourism trend survey among 7,000 people from 13 countries and territories in the Asia-Pacific region in 2010 by Visa International (Visa) and the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA).

Vice General Director of the Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism, Mr. Nguyễn Mạnh Cường, said the survey’s result is a base for the Vietnamese tourism sector to cooperate with Visa in building up programs to make Việt Nam one of the biggest tourist destinations in the region.

According to the General Statistics Office, Việt Nam hosted over 4 million international arrivals in the first 10 months of this year, up 39% against the same period last year.

The number of tourists from Cambodia rose 97.2% in the reviewed period, from China up 90.3 %, Thailand 41.1%, the Republic of Korea 36.2%, Australia 32.4%, Malaysia 28.4%, Taiwan 25.8%, Japan 22.2%, France 15.4% and the US 7%.

(By Ngọc Vân)

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