|Hà Nội welcomed about 28 million visitors in 2018, including 5.5 million international tourists. — Photo mytour.vn|
HÀ NỘI — Việt Nam’s tourism revenue is estimated at VNĐ620 trillion (US$26.5 billion) in 2018, an increase of nearly VNĐ110 trillion against the previous year.
According to statistics from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism, the country welcomed about 15.6 million international visitors and 80 million domestic tourists this year, an increase of 2.7 million and 6.8 million visitors respectively over 2017.
HCM City led the country once again with 36.5 million visitors, including 7.5 million international visitors and 29 million domestic tourists. Hà Nội welcomed about 28 million visitors, including 5.5 million international tourists.
Notably, the northern province of Quảng Ninh emerged as an attractive new destination this year. It attracted 12.5 million visitors, including 5.3 million international visitors, surpassing the central city of Đà Nẵng with 7.7 million tourists, including nearly three million international visitors.
With a constantly growing number of tourists, Việt Nam’s tourism industry expects to serve a total of 103 million visitors in 2019. — VNS