International arrivals in Vietnam surge over 12-fold year-on-year

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(VOVWORLD) - Vietnam welcomed nearly 4.6 million international arrivals in the first five months of 2023, soaring 12-fold from the same period last year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said on Monday.

International arrivals in Vietnam surge over 12-fold year-on-year - ảnh 1Malta-flagged cruise ship Mein Schiff 5 docks at Ha Long international port in the northern province of Quang Ninh province. (Photo: VNA) 

Revenue from the tourism industry surged by 90% while earnings from accommodation and restaurant services rose 22%, the GSO said, attributing the increases partly to many holidays during the five months.

Recently, Vietnamese tourism has continuously been commended by foreign media, helping to enhance its attractiveness to international travelers.

Notably, Cat Ba of Ha Phong city has been given the second place among the most spectacular beaches in Asia by Microsoft Travel; Ninh Binh province has been named among the world's top 10 best hidden family vacation spots to visit in 2023 by Canada’s The Travel magazine; and the North-South, or Thong Nhat (Reunification), railway listed one of the world’s most amazing train journeys by the Australian version of renowned travel guide book publisher Lonely Planet.