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Foreign arrivals to Vietnam to drop 5.9 pct in 9 months

Xinhua, September 29, 2015 Adjust font size:

Foreign arrivals to Vietnam in the first three quarters of 2015 are expected to reach nearly 5.7 million, a decrease of 5.9 percent year-on-year, the General Statistics Office said on Tuesday.

During the nine-month period, the number of Asian visitors to Vietnam is estimated to exceed 3.84 million, down 5.9 percent year- on-year, while that of European visitors is likely to decrease 3.7 percent to 866,300.

The number of foreign travelers from the Australian continent would plunge by 7.1 percent and that of American visitors would increase by 5 percent year-on-year, the national statistics agency said.

Vietnam has seen continuous fall in foreign arrivals recently. In a latest move to lure more foreign guests, the country has just launched a video clip "Welcome to Vietnam."

Dubbed in nine languages including Vietnamese, English, French, Chinese, Russian, Spanish, Portuguese, Japanese and Arabic, the video clip features Vietnamese landscapes and cultural identities. Endi