Japanese tourist becomes the three-millionth visitor to Viet Nam in 2005
Furuya Wakana, a Japanese tourist, enjoyed a nice surprise upon arriving at Ho Chi Minh City's Tan Son Nhat airport on Nov. 11 where she was given a special welcome.
With flower and a souvenir on her hands, Wakana said this was her third visit to Viet Nam. Viet Nam is attractive to many holidaymakers as the Vietnamese people are friendly, she said.
She further said the country is a safe destination, offering delicious food specialities, fine handicrafts and diverse health and beauty services, which attract an increasing number of Japanese visitors.
Ho Chi Minh City welcomes about 60 percent of the Japanese who visit Viet Nam, with an average volume of more than 900 Japanese visitors per day.
For the first time in 1994, foreign arrivals in Viet Nam surpassed the one-million mark. After 11 years, the figure was tripled. The performance reflects the steady growth of Viet Nam's tourism sector with markedly improved service quality being recorgnised by tourists from different part of the world.