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Vietnam expects tourism boost

Vietnam expects to welcome more international tourists in the wake of the devastating bomb blasts on Indonesia's resort island of Bali that rocked South-East Asia. Officials say the country could exceed its target of 2.5 million international visitors and 12 million domestic holidaymakers this year. From January to October, more than two million tourists visited Vietnam, a 13.3 per cent increase over the same period in 2001. Visitors are most likely to hail from China, Japan, the United States, France or South Korea.

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