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Fall in arrival number casts doubt on Vietnam’s tourism appeal

Friday, March 27, 2015, 18:30 GMT+7
Fall in arrival number casts doubt on Vietnam’s tourism appeal

It might be too soon to say that Vietnam has become less attractive to international holidaymakers, but the decrease in tourism arrivals in the first two months of this year is worth worrying about.

The number of international tourists choosing to spend their holidays in Vietnam dropped 10.6 percent compared to the Jan-Feb period last year, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism.

The old, undiversified tourism products, a polluted environment, and insufficient support information for tourists should be to blame, industry insiders argue.

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