Vietnam among Top 20 Countries to Visit in 2020

10/17/2019 10:44:35 PM

Many other Southeast Asian countries were included in the list with Indonasia taking the first position, followed by Thailand.

The Philippines and Cambodia came at the 8th and 19th respectively.

Apart from countries in the Southeast Asian region, the list named Portugal at the third place, Sri Lanka fourth, South Africa fifth, Peru sixth, Greece seventh and Italy ninth.

Countries ranked from 11th to 20th were Turkey, Japan, Mexico, Tanzania, Israel, Colombia, New Zealand, Irelandand Croatia. 

The result were based on the choices of more than 600,000 readers across the globe submitting  their responses and rating their recent travel experiences of the world's countries, cities, islands, hotels, resorts, cruise lines, airlines and airports.

Vietnam welcomed 12.9 million foreign visitors in the first nine months of 2019, a year-on-year rise of 10.8 percent, according to the General Statistic Office (GSO).

The office said the number of foreign  arrivals from Asian nations saw the highest increase of 12.5 percent, followed by those from Africa, Ameria and Europe with respective rise of 10.8 percent, 6.8 percent and 5.3 percent. 

Vietnam's tourism sector aims to receive 17.5 - 18 million foreign tourists in 2019 and serve 85 million domestic visitors, ranking in total revenue of 700 trillion VND (30.17 billion USD). 



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