International visitors to Vietnam


Many other Southeast Asian countries wereincluded in the list with Indonesia taking the first position, followed byThailand.

The Philippines and Cambodia came at the 8th and19th respectively.

Apart from countries in the Southeast Asianregion, the list named Portugal at the third place, Sri Lanka fourth, SouthAfrica fifth, Peru sixth, Greece seventh and Italy ninth.

Countries ranked from 11th to 20th were Turkey, Japan, Mexico, Tanzania, Israel, Colombia, New Zealand, Irelandand Croatia.

The results were based on the choices of morethan 600,000 readers across the globe submitting their responses and ratingtheir recent travel experiences of the world’s countries, cities, islands,hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines and airports.

Vietnam welcomed 12.9 million foreign visitorsin the first nine months of 2019, a year-on-year rise of 10.8 percent,according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).

The office said the number of foreign arrivalsfrom Asian nations saw the highest increase of 12.5 percent, followed by thosefrom Africa, America and Europe with respective rises of 10.8 percent, 6.8percent and 5.3 percent.

Vietnam’s tourism sector aims to receive 17.5 –18 million foreign tourists in 2019 and serve 85 million domestic visitors,raking in total revenue of 700 trillion VND (30.17 billion USD)./.VNA