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Vietnam tops Asian region in travel growth: UNWTO

September 01, 2017 | 15:05

Vietnam tops the Asian region, and ranks sixth out of ten countries around the world, with the strongest travel growth since the beginning of 2017, according to the latest report released by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

Vietnam tops the Asian region, and ranks sixth out of ten countries around the world, with the strongest travel growth since the beginning of 2017, according to the latest report released by the World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO).

Vietnam tops Asian region in travel growth: UNWTO

Foreign tourists have been greatly attracted to the Vietnam’s spectacular natural landscapes. (Photo: Mai Thien Bui)

Palestine takes first place in the list of the top five countries and territories worldwide, with an increase of 57.8 per cent in foreign arrivals, followed by Egypt, Northern Mariana Islands, Iceland and Tunisia.

The report also announced that all destinations worldwide received 369 million international tourists in the first four months of this year, up 21 million against the same period of last year.

In the same reviewed period, the Asia and Pacific region recorded the highest increase of 9 per cent, up to 308 million visitors, of which Southeast Asia received 113.2 million international tourists, also an increase of 9 per cent from 2015.

Vietnam welcomed more than 8.47 million foreign visitors in the first eight months of the year, up 29.7 per cent against the same period of last year, while also serving 52.8 million domestic tourists.

In 2016, the country welcomed around 10 million international tourists. The tourists have been greatly attracted to the country’s delicious street food and spectacular natural landscapes./.

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