Average spending of Chinese tourists in Vietnam is estimated at 638 USD per person and that of tourists from other countries at about 943 USD per person, said the Vietnam Tourism Advisory Board Secretariat.
|Foreign tourists visit Ngo Mon (Moon Gate) in Thua Thien - Hue province
Although tourist arrivals to Vietnam have been rising, the expenditure of international visitors remained low, especially spending on Vietnamese goods.
According to statistics of the Vietnam National Tourism Administrative, Vietnam received 11.6 million international tourists in the first 11 months of 2017, a rise of 27.8 percent year-on-year.
The figure is expected to hit 12.8 million at the end of the year, with visitors from Asia surging 45.6 percent.