Accordinglt, nearly 600,000 Japanese visited Viet Nam in 2017, 7.8 percent more than in 2016. Of the number, Ha Noi welcomed 290,000 visitors while Da Nang received 177,000 ones, according to the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism.
The Japanese ambassador to Viet Nam, Umeda Kunio, said an online survey of Japanese youngsters’ travel preferences found them saying Hanoi and Da Nang have piqued their curiosity with their old culture, centuries-old heritages and world-renowned landmarks.
Japan is the third largest market for Viet Nam’s tourism sector behind China and the Republic of Korea.
The Japanese market may not grow as strongly as China and South Korea but will have a steady growth in the coming time, so the target is achievable.
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Viet Nam expects to welcome one million Japanese tourists in 2018, said a local tourism official after launching tourism promotion activities in Japan last month.
At present, domestic air carriers have plans to increase regular flight frequencies and launch new chartered flights between the two countries. Tickets for low-cost flights from Da Nang and Ha Noi cities of Viet Nam to Japan launched early last month have been nearly sold out.
According to data of the Viet Nam National Administration of Tourism, Viet Nam welcomed nearly 976,000 international arrivals last month, growing 18.6% against the year-ago period.
In January-September, foreign arrivals rose 28.4% to 9.4 million. China remained Vietnam’s largest market with more than 2.9 million tourists, up 47.7% year-on-year, followed by South Korea with 1.7 million guests and Russia with over 420,000 arrivals, increasing 51.2% and 40.6% respectively.