Vietnam in top 50 global tourist destinations

Vietnam Welcome approximately 6 million foreign visitors every year, Vietnam ranks 41st on the list of the most popular countries in the world to visit. It stands just behind Japan with 6.2 million and ahead of Australia, 5.9 million; Argentina, 5.7 million; and Brazil, 5.4 million.

Ha Long Bay

Ha Long Bay

France is the world’s biggest tourist destination, receiving more than 81.4 million visitors, or nearly 20 million more than the US, even though the latter is over 15 times the size of the former.

China comes in third with 57.6 million visitors, followed by Spain (56.7 million), Italia (46.1 million), Turkey (34 million), the UK (29.3 million), Germany (28.4 million), Russia (24.9 million), and Malaysia (24.7 million).

The website ranks 165 countries in the world. According to statistics from the General Statistics Office (GSO), t he number of foreign visitors to Vietnam in February rose 8.48 percent from last month and 47.6 percent against the same period last year.

In the first two months, 1.6 million foreigners arrived in the country, posting a year-on-year increase of 33.4 percent. This year 2014, Vietnam hopes to welcome 8 million foreign arrivals and 37 million domestic visitors.