Dtinews – Over 93 per cent of interviewed foreign tourists said they were satisfied with their trip to Vietnam, the Vietnam News Agency quoted the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT) as reporting.
The Vietnam Annual Tourism Report 2017, released by VNAT on July 5, said that last year the association distributed 27,000 feedback forms to foreigners at 12 international border gates nationwide, including four airports, four land border gates, and four seaports.
Results showed that 93.46 per cent of respondents were satisfied or very satisfied with their trip to Vietnam. Only 0.63 per cent recorded any dissatisfaction.
Some 92.5 per cent of tourists stayed overnight in Vietnam at tourism accommodation and 7.4 per cent visited the country for just one day. More than 60 per cent arranged their trip themselves.
Each foreign visitor staying at tourism accommodation spent an average of $1,171.3 in Vietnam, with Asian visitors spending $995.7, European visitors $1,295.3, visitors from Oceania $1,791.1, and those from the Americas $1,525.1.
About 60 per cent of respondents were visiting Vietnam for the first time.
At the press conference in Hanoi releasing the report, VNAT said that nearly 7.9 million foreigners visited Vietnam in the first six months of 2018, up 27.2 per cent year-on-year. The country also catered to 42.8 million domestic tourists in the first half.
Tourism activities generated VND312 trillion ($13.5 billion) in revenue between January and June, up 22.5 per cent year-on-year, according to VNAT.