Vietnam Net Bridge, 30 July 2015. International tourist arrivals to Vietnam rebound in July.

Below is an edited extract of the original article.

The number of international tourists to Vietnam bounced back in July with 593,566 arrivals, up 12.1 percent over the previous month and 5.1 percent against the same period last year.

During the first seven months of 2015, Vietnam welcomed nearly 4.4 million overseas visitors, a yearly decline of 9.4 percent, according to the General Statistics Office.

Growing markets included the Republic of Korea, Finland, Singapore, Spain, Italy, the US, Taiwan (China), Germany, Japan and the Netherlands.

From January-July, the tourism sector served 43.1 million domestic vacationers and raked in over 214.37 trillion VND (10.1 billion USD) in revenue, a year-on-year rise of 1.5 percent.

Currently, the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism and the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism are working with localities to implement the Government’s resolution on five-year visa exemptions for Belarus and one-year exemptions for five Western European countries, including the UK, France, Germany, Italy and Spain…


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