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Vietnam Welcomes 1 Million Foreign Tourists for 4th Straight Month

Vietnam welcomed over one million foreign visitors in April, marking the fourth consecutive month with tourist arrivals in the millions.

According to DTI, last month’s foreign visitor count showed a 6.5% increase from the previous month and added to the nearly 4.3 million tourists to visit Vietnam in the first four months of this year.

While tourist arrivals have been steadily increasing since the beginning of 2017, the news outlet also points out that this year’s number of foreign visitors is up a staggering 30.3% from the same period last year.

According to Vietnam Tourism, which posted the official government statistics on its website, approximately 3 million of this year’s foreign tourists have hailed from Asia, including over 1.2 million Chinese visitors. European travelers account for just over 747,000 arrivals, while nearly 315,000 tourists came from the Americas.

This uptick in foreign arrivals is proof that officials are making headway in their quest to create a US$35 billion tourism industry by 2020. In major cities, local authorities are pushing to make their destinations more attractive by adding perks like free WiFi and getting rid of midnight curfews in urban areas.

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