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Vietnam welcomes record number of foreign visitors in 2019

Vietnam greeted over 18 million international tourists in 2019, the highest level so far, according to the General Statistics Office.

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Foreign visitors in Vietnam



The number showed a year-on-year rise of 16.2percent. Tourists from Asia made up 79.9 percent of the total, up 19.1 percent, Europe up 6.4 percent, America up 7.7 percent, and Africa 12.2 percent.

The Vietnam National Administration of Tourism(VNAT) said the country served 85 million domestic holidaymakers in the year, increasingover 6 percent.

In 2019, Vietnam was honoured with globalprestigious prizes such as the World Golf Awards, the World Travel Awards, andthe Asia’s Best Destination.

Vietnam’s tourism competitiveness hascontinuously improved, standing 63th among 140 economies in the World EconomicForum (WEF) ranking.

In 2020, the country strives to welcomeapproximately 20.5 million international tourists, and 90 million domesticones. The tourism sector aims to gross over 830 trillion VND (35.9 billion USD)in revenue./.VNA