International arrivals to Vietnam continue to rise
According to the General Statistics Office, Vietnam attracted 6,118,969 international arrivals in the past ten months, up 10.4% in comparison with the same period last year; 628,695 international arrivals in October 2013, increasing by 2.3% over Sep. 2013 and by 15.1% over Oct. 2012.
The number of international arrivals for tourism rose strongly, achieving 3,750,017 (up 12.7%), accounting for over 60% of international arrivals to Vietnam, followed by those for business: 1,023,800 (up 8.6%); for visiting relatives: 1,018,156 (up 8.4%).
International arrivals to Viet Nam by air reached 4,826,938, increasing by 7.3% over the same period last year; by sea: 177,845 (down 20%); by road: 1,114,186 (up 35.7%).
In the past ten months, the number of international arrivals from Russia, China, Thailand was 228,109 (up 66.1%), 1,535,813 (up 36.2%), 216,294 (up 21%), respectively.