Hanoi (VNA), March 1 -- Vietnam welcomed more than 3 million foreign tourist arrivals in the first two months of 2024, up 68.7% year-on-year, and equivalent to 98.5% of the figure recorded before the COVID-19 outbreak, according to the General Statistics Office .

Localities across the country also served 14 million domestic visitors, of whom 4.9 million stayed overnight.

Total revenue from tourists in the period reached 136.1 trillion VND (5.5 billion USD).

The Vietnam National Authority of Tourism (VNAT) said that these figures showed positive recovery of Vietnamese tourism, and are a foundation for the sector to fulfill its target of 18 million foreign tourists this year.

In the period, all regions reported growth in the number of h...