Hanoi (VNA) - The number of foreign visitors to Vietnam in January is estimated to expand 16.6 percent month-on-month and 32.8 percent year-on-year, reaching 1.99 million, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO). This marked the highest figure so far due to high travel demand for the traditional Lunar New Year (Tet) holiday. Of the total, those travelling by air increased by 38.9 percent, while arrivals by sea rose by 231.5 percent. In January, tourists from Asia accounted for 77.4 percent of the total, 39.9 percent higher than that of the same period last year. Arrivals from China surged by 72.6 percent, while those from Thailand, the Republic of Korea, Taiwan, Japan, and Malaysia climbed 40.1 percent, 20.4 percent, 19.3 percent, 11.4 percent and 5.5 percent, respectively. The number of European visitors in the reviewed period witnessed a yearly increase of 11.5 percent. Of which, those from Russia saw the highest rise of 16.1 percent, followed by Germany, the … [Read more...] about Foreign arrivals to Vietnam surge 32.8 percent in January
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Director General of Vietnam National Administration of Tourism Nguyen Trung Khanh signed and sent the Official Letter to departments of tourism; departments of culture, sports and Tourism and local businesses involved in tourist sector across the country. Due to Coronavirus outbreak, the functional agencies need to closely monitor the cases of acute respiratory infection caused by Coronavirus, temporarily stop exploiting tours to provinces and cities in China and receiving Chinese tourists from epidemic areas. It is necessary to closely monitor the health of Chinese and foreign travelers who have transited via the epidemic areas before entering Vietnam within 14 days as recommended by the health authorities. Besides that, tourism business units should take initiative in coordinating with local health facilities to isolate suspected tourists of nCoV virus according to the procedures and instructions of the Ministry of Health. Vietnam National Administration of Tourism … [Read more...] about Vietnam stops exploiting tours to/ from Coronavirus epidemic areas
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