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International arrivals rise during Tet

posted Feb 1, 2012, 2:46 AM by Dong Travel   [ updated Feb 1, 2012, 2:46 AM by Mickey Dong Hoang Thinh ]
The number of international tourists in Ha Noi during Tet soared by 16% against the same period last year to some 183,000, the Department of Culture, Sports and Tourism reported yesterday, Jan 31.

The department also forecast a steep rise in the number of visitors from France, Japan,Australia, China, South Korea and some Southeast Asian countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, etc during the first quarter of 2012.

A 14% increase, meanwhile, was recorded in the number of locals travelling abroad through local travel companies during the country's biggest holiday.

Source: VNN