Update: 07:11 | 01/05/2018
The number of foreign visitors arriving in Vietnam in April was estimated at 1.3 million, raising the total figure for the first four months of 2018 to 5.5 million, up 29.5% over the same period last year.
The number of foreign tourists in the first four months of 2018 rose 29.5% over the same period last year.
Foreign tourists visiting Vietnam in April rose 25.2%, attracted by a wide range of events such as the Festival of Vietnamese Ethnic Groups in Hanoi, and the Asian Food and Culture Festival in Hanoi and Quang Ninh province.
Of the total visitors in the first four months, 4.1 million came from Asia, with Chinese tourists topping the list at 1.7 million, followed by 1.1 million from the Republic of Korea.
Visitors from Europe were estimated at more than 843,000, of which Russian tourists accounted for the largest share at an estimated 262,000.
The numbers of tourists coming from the Americas and Oceania were 357,000 and 163,000 respectively.
During the period, nearly 15,000 Africans tourists also visited Vietnam, an annual increase of 22.5%.