Viet Nam welcomed over 1.6 million overseas arrivals in the first two months of 2014, a surge of 33.4 percent over the same period last year, according to General Statistics Office.
The figure represented 20 percent of the yearly target on greeting 8 million international tourists.
Growth was reported in most markets, with Germany posting the highest rise of 262.7 percent, followed by China, 50.1 percent, and Cambodia , 36.9 percent.
The country also served around 9.5 million domestic tourists in the period, a year-on-year increase of 21.8 percent, raking in 47 trillion VND (2.2 billion USD) in revenue – up 34.3 percent on an annual basis.
Last year, Viet Nam greeted over 7,572,000 foreigners, a 10.6 percent rise over 2012, bringing in 200 trillion VND (9.4 billion USD) for the state coffer.
The Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism has devised a plan on improving tourism products and service quality to be carried out this year.
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