Vietnam earned nearly VND24 trillion ($1.01 billion) from catering to 7.3 million tourists during the recent Reunification Day and May Day holidays from April 29 to May 3, figures from the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism show.
The result represents a year-on-year increase of 9 per cent in value and 40 per cent in number.
Occupancy at tourist accommodation establishments was 60 per cent and as high as 95-100 per cent at some sites.
North-central Thanh Hoa province attracted the largest number of tourists, at 1.2 million, up 33.1 per cent compared with the same holidays last year. It earned revenue of more than VND2.8 trillion ($118 million), up 48.3 per cent.
Meanwhile, Ho Chi Minh City recorded the highest turnover, at over VND3.1 trillion ($132 million), a year-on-year rise of 94.4 per cent. It hosted 950,000 tourists during the five-day holiday, up 126.2 per cent year-on-year.