Vietnam got 10,012,735 foreign visitors in 2016

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Total international arrivals in 12 months 2016 to Vietnam reached 10,012,735 arrivals. Increase 26.0% over the 12 months of 2015. As offucially announced by Tourism Authority of Vietnam. International visitors to Viet Nam in December estimated 897,279 arrivals, increase 17.9% over the same period last year.

TOP10 international arrivals to Vietnam, who they are?
Leading TOP3 are visitors from China, Korea, Japan.
Top1: China – 2.696.848
Top2: Korea – 1,543,883
Top3: Japan – 740,592
All from Asia region.

They are following by mix of both long-distance travellers and regional neighbour visitors.
Top4: USA – 552,644
Top5: Taiwan – 507,301
Top6: Russia – 433,987
Top7: Malaysia – 407,574
Top8: Australia – 320,678
Top9: Thailand – 266,984
Top10: Singapore – 257,041

What were the increase in %
among TOP10 international arrivals to Vietnam in 2016?

China: plus 51.4%
Korea: plus 38.7%
Japan: plus 10.3%
USA: plus 12,5%
Taiwan: plus 15.6%
Russia: plus 28.1%
Malaysia: plus 17.6%
Australia: plus 5.6%
Thailand: plus 24.4%
Singapore: plus 8.7%

1st July 2015 Vietnam has officially decided to grant visa-free access for nationals of 5 countries including UK, France, Germany, France and Spain.
Arrivals from these 5 countries to Vietnam in 2016 are as following:
UK: 254,841 (plus 19.8%)
France: 240,808 (plus 13.8%)
Germany: 176,015 (plus 18.1%)
Italy: 51,265 (plus 27.2%)
Spain: 57,957 (plus 29%)

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