HA NOI (VNS) — Viet Nam welcomed over 3 million foreign tourists in the first four months of 2014, a surge of 27.3 percent over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
Visitors from Hong Kong topped the list with the highest rise of 170.2 percent, followed by Germany (114.5 percent), and China (46.9 percent).
In April alone, the country greeted 745,980 overseas visitors, a year-on-year increase of 5.1 percent. The tourism sector plans to serve 8 million foreign and 37.5 million domestic tourists this year, grossing VND230 billion ($410.8 million) in revenue.
In 2013, Viet Nam received 7,572,352 foreign tourists, a yearly rise of 10.6 percent that provided VND200 trillion ($9.4 billion) to the State budget. — VNS