The Hanoitimes - In November alone, Vietnam received more than 1.3 million, representing an on-year jump of 11%.
The number of foreign holidaymakers to Vietnam in the 11 months of 2018 is estimated at 14.1 million, a 21.3% increase from the same period last year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).
Arrivals by road, air in the reviewed period recorded on-year increases of 64.4%, 15.3%, respectively, while growth was also seen in the number of visitors from all five continents.
Vietnam welcomes over 14 million foreign visitors in Jan-Nov.
In November alone, Vietnam received more than 1.3 million, representing an on-year jump of 11%, according to VNAT.
In the 11 months of 2018, increases were recorded in the number of tourists from most markets, particularly South Korea (46.5%), China (26.9%), Taiwan (China) (15.6%), Thailand (14.3%), Malaysia (13.4%), Japan and Singapore (3.7%).
Vietnam aims to attract 15 – 16 million foreign arrivals in 2018, according to VNAT General Director Nguyen Van Tuan noted, adding that the fourth quarter of 2018 is a peak season for foreign holidaymakers, so if the current growth rate is sustained and there aren’t any sudden upheavals, Vietnam will welcome at least 15.7 million foreign visitors this year.
Vietnam's National Assembly on November 20 decided to extend the implementation of a pilot scheme to issue electronic visa (e-visa) for foreigners entering Vietnam for another two years starting February 1, 2019, in a bid to draw more overseas tourists to the country.
Minister of Public Security To Lam said earlier this month informed that his ministry had issued 336,932 e-visas to foreigners from January 2017 to October 2018.