China sees over 50% increase in Russian and Vietnamese visitors in 2012
One of the fastest growing travel destinations saw its arrivals numbers ushered up by Russian and Vietnamese visitors whose visitor numbers more than double during January this year compared to the same month 2011.
According to a Hong Kong Tourism Board monthly visitor statistics report, 53.7 percent more travelers from Vietnam trekked into China during the first month of 2012 compared to last year while 55.1 percent more Russians made the journey.
Leading the country’s growth, the two nations were followed by arrivals into India with 20.2 percent more visitors while Singapore came in fourth most visited? with a 15.6 percent growth.
Meanwhile the number of visitors into China from Japan fell by 17.2 percent from 113,373 to 93,861 a figure disrupted by the quake that struck Japan early last year.
Arrivals from Thailand also took a hit in January this year with 21.3 percent less visitors while arrivals from France fell 12.3 percent.
In total the region saw its arrival number grow by 15.1 percent more than month while Mainland China alone welcomed 23.9 percent more people over the same period.
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