Vietnam sees fastest growth in tourist arrivals

Thursday, 2018-09-06 11:46:05
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NDO – Vietnam was named among the destinations with the biggest year-over-year increase in international tourist arrivals, according to the United Nations World Tourism Organisation (UNWTO)’s report.

Vietnam ranks third in the top 10 countries with the biggest increase in international tourist arrivals in 2017 compared to 2016.

In particular, Egypt increased 55.1%, Togo (46.7%), Vietnam (29.1%), Palestine (25.7%); Niue (25.4%); Nepal (24.9%); Israel (24.6%); Northern Mariana Islands (24.3%); Turkey (24.1%); Iceland (24.1%); and Macedonia (23.5%).

The UNWTO’s report named “Tourism Highlights 2018” has reviewed the number of international tourists worldwide in 2017. Accordingly, as for the most popular destinations in the world, Europe took the lead with almost half of the world's total international arrivals, at 671 million. Europe was also home to six of the ten most visited countries in 2017, with France in the lead.

Asia and the Pacific also saw an increase in international tourism, with 323 million arrivals, according to the report. The Americas came in third place with 209 million, followed by Africa with 63 million, and the Middle East with 58 million.