Viet Nam receives 756,000 foreign arrivals in February
Update: Mar 05, 2015
Foreign tourist arrivals to Viet Nam in February 2015 reached 756,000, a 7.9% rise from the previous month, according the General Statistics Office (GSO).
Foreign tourists playing games at Hue imperial relic complex

This figure included over 610,000 arrivals visiting the country by air, accounting for 8.7%, or up 8.7% over a month earlier while those coming by sea and road accounted for more than 7,000 arrivals, making up 0.93% or up 2% and nearly 140,000 arrivals, making up 18.2% or up 4.7%, respectively.

All tolled in the first two months this year, Viet Nam greeted nearly 1.5 million foreign tourist arrivals, a year-on-year decrease of 10%.

During the period, countries witnessing tourist growth in Viet Nam were Finland (59.2%), the Republic of Korea (55.1%), New Zealand (44.4%), Italy (44%) and Spain (31.7%).

According to GSO, the tourism sector served 12.5 million domestic tourists, grossing in a revenue of VND67.7 trillion.