Monday, 13 March 2017

Record Arrivals in February in Vietnam

Tourists from around the world continued to “flood” into Vietnam in February, when the country saw a record 1.2 million foreign arrivals, reported VN Express International.

The figure represents a 42.2% leap from last February and a 20% increase from the previous month, Saigon Times Online reported, citing data from the Department of Tourism.

During the first two months of 2017, the country received 2.2 million foreign visitors, up 33% from the same period last year. Some big hotels in Ho Chi Minh City reported occupancy rates of over 80% during the second month of the year. Saigontourist reported impressive foreign cruise ship arrivals: 46,900 foreign tourists and 28,600 crew members during January and February.

Many local travel agencies, such as Saigontourist, ICS Travel Group and Lien Bang Travelink, reported excellent outbound tourism figures in the month of February as well.

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