Visitor arrivals grew 21.6% y/y in February.

By bne IntelliNews March 10, 2011
Vietnam's visitor arrivals grew 21.6% y/y and reached 543,000 foreign tourists in February this year, with increase of 19.5% y/y reaching to more than 1 million for the period between January and February. As reported by Vietnam business news, according to the data released by General Statistics Office (GSO), the visitors were around 191,000 from China, approximately 102,000 tourists were from South Korea, followed by the US and Japan, with 96,600 and 92,800 respectively. It was further stated that festivals in the first two months of the year and depreciation in the currency has attracted more foreign tourists this year.

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