New visa rules spark Chinese tourism boom in Vietnam

VOV.VN - Chinese visitors are flocking to Vietnam in record numbers, buoyed by relaxed visa requirements, report officials from the Quang Ninh Province Department of Tourism.

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Nearly five thousand Chinese visitors are flooding across the border daily with some holidays seeing up to 10 thousand queuing at border gates. The one in Mong Cai, they said, is experiencing long delays in processing times as a result.

Vietnam welcomed almost 1.8 million Chinese visitors in 2015, said the Department, with record levels of spending having been recorded. The new visa-free policies are further boosting arrivals.

Meanwhile, Ha Long Bay officials have reported the number of international tourist arrivals, mainly from China, is touching levels that are more than 150% that of last year’s first quarter figures.

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