Vietnam welcomed around 5.35 million international visitors in the first ten months of this year, up 11.2 percent over the same period last year, according to the General Statistics Office.
Of the total, 4.47 million arrived in the country by air, while almost 60,000 came via sea routes and 821,000 by land.
The number of visitors to the country for business purposes rose by 17.4 percent; for visiting relatives, 16 percent; and for holidays, 8.7 percent, the office said.
During the period, increases in the number of tourists to Vietnam were recorded in those from the Republic of Korea, Japan, Malaysia, France, China, Cambodia and Australia.
Vietnam’s tourism sector has set a target of welcoming 6.5 million foreigners this year. The increasing number in the reviewed period is a positive signal for the country to reach its goal.