|Chinese tourists visit Đà Nẵng City on a cruise tour. — VNA/VNS Photo Trần Lê Lâm|Viet Nam News
HÀ NỘI — More than four million Chinese tourists have visited Việt Nam so far this year, breaking the 2017 number.
According to the latest report by the General Statistics Office of Việt Nam (GSO), the number of Chinese tourists grew by 28.8 per cent over last year. Việt Nam is expected to receive more during the year-end holiday with a total of about five million Chinese travellers expected to visit the country in 2018.
China, however, was not Việt Nam’s leading inbound tourism market in terms of growth. The number of South Korean travellers grew a remarkable 48.3 per cent compared to 2017, with nearly 2.9 million people visiting over the last 10 months.
GSO also recorded more than 12.8 million international tourists so far – a hike of 22.4 per cent compared with the same period last year.
The Việt Nam National Administration of Tourism is expecting to welcome between 15 and 16 million travellers in 2018. — VNS