Vietnam welcomes 3 mln foreign arrivals in 5 months
Since the beginning of this year, nearly three million foreign visitors have arrived in Vietnam, up 17.5 percent compared to the same period last year.
According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT), 1,750,000 people came to the country as tourists, 510,000 for work, 520,000 to visit relatives and 166,000 for other purposes.
However, only 460,000 foreigners came to Vietnam in May, down 25.8 percent from April and 4.4 percent from a year ago.
The majority of visitors came from Russia, the Republic of Korea, Thailand and Malaysia, while fewer tourists came from Australia and Cambodia.