Vietnam welcomes over 6 mln foreigners

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More than six million foreigners have visited Vietnam this year, including some 3.6 million tourists, according a report prepared by the General Statistics Office.

The rest have entered the country for business, visiting their families and other purposes, the office said. The number of international visitors to Vietnam in the first 11 months was up 11.4 percent from the same period last year, while the increase in the number of foreign tourists was 9.4 percent.

China accounted for the most number of foreign visitors, with more than 1.28 million, it said. It was followed by South Korea, Japan, the United States and Taiwan.

Arrivals from all countries have increased this year, report said. 

Meanwhile, Vietnamese tourists have topped the list in Cambodia over the first 10 months of the year.

More than 638,000 Vietnamese citizens visited the neighboring kingdom during this period, a Vietnam News Agency report said Wednesday, citing the Ministry of Tourism of Cambodia.

The number of Vietnamese tourists to Cambodia has increased by 24 percent from same period last year, it said, adding that South Korea and China ranked second and third respectively.

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