Russia - key tourism market of Viet Nam
Update: Sep 27, 2016
Russia is listed among 10 markets with the highest growth of tourists to Viet Nam.

Foreign tourists visit an ancient house in Tien Giang province 

The number of Russian arrivals in Viet Nam reached nearly 300,000 in the first eight months of 2016, a year-on-year increase of 125 percent.

More Russian tourists are expected to explore Viet Nam in the remaining months of this year, experts said.

The Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism has defined Russia a key tourism market of Viet Nam.

Viet Nam is viewed as a safe and friendly destination with sandy beaches, sunny weather, and hi-end resorts in the south-central region, and rich culture and gastronomy that offers enormous opportunities to attract Russian visitors.

Viet Nam welcomed over 7.2 million international tourists in the first nine months of 2016, a yearly rise of 25.7 percent.

The tourism sector grossed over 297.1 trillion VND (13.36 billion USD) in revenue, a year-on-year increase of 20.2 percent.

North-east Asian markets registered the strongest growth, including China’s Hong Kong (79 percent), China (57.7 percent), the Republic of Korea (39.9 percent), and China’s Taiwan (15.7 percent).

Five Western European countries, whose nationals enjoy visa exemption in Viet Nam, maintained two-digit growth such as Italy (31.1 percent), Spain (27.9 percent), the UK (23.1 percent), Germany (18.6 percent), and France (13.8 percent).