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Tet attracts more foreign tourists

Update: February, 07/2014 - 08:43

It is the peak time for holiday-makers in Viet Nam and this year the number of foreign tourists visiting the country has increased beyond previous expectations, according to local travel agencies.

The country received more than 722,300 foreign visitors last month, up 7.5 per cent against last December and up 21 per cent against the same period last year, according to the General Department of Statistics.

HCM City alone received 382,000 foreign visitors last month, an increase of 12 per cent year-on-year. Of the figure, 300,000 came by air and the rest came by road and waterway.

Russia, Hong Kong, Germany and the Philippines are among territories and countries that have the highest increase in visitors to Viet Nam. — VNS

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