According to the General Statistic Office, the
number of foreign visitors to Vietnam reached 430,000 in August, increasing by
38 percent over the same period of last year. The total number of international
visitors to the country in the first eight months of 2010 estimated 3.35
million, representing a year-on-year increase of 35 percent.
China is the major tourist market with 65,000-90,000 arrivals every month.
In the first eight months of this year, Ho Chi Minh City received more than 1.93
million international arrivals, 14 percent year-over-year increase.
In August, the city saw 240,000 foreign visitors, increasing 20 percent over the
same period of last year. Among them, there were 190,000 tourists travelling by
air, representing a year-on-year increase of 20 percent.
Foreign travelers to the city have been usually increased in the end of the
years, said experts. They hope that the city will welcome 3 millions of
international visitors in 2010 and the number of foreign tourists to Vietnam
will reach more than 4.2 million.