HANOI, Sept. 26 (Xinhua) -- Vietnam is expected to welcome 7.265 million person-times of foreign tourists in the first nine months of 2016, up 25.7 percent year-on-year, said Vietnam National Administration of Tourism on Monday.

Among the figure, some 6.109 million person-times arrive in Vietnam by air, up 29.7 percent year-on-year.

Meanwhile, as many as 111,231 person-times and 1.045 million person-times of foreign visitors travel to Vietnam by sea and by road, respectively.

During the period, the country witnesses year-on-year increase in number of foreign visitors from most of its markets, including China's Hong Kong (up 79 percent), China (57.7 percent), South Korea (39.9 percent), Italy (31.1 percent), Spain (27.9 percent), Britain (23.1 percent) and China's Taiwan (15.7 percent) among others, said the administration on its website.

At the same time, Vietnam is estimated to receive 48.8 million person-times of domestic visitors in nine months. The country collects 297.161 trillion Vietnamese dong (13.33 billion U.S. dollars) in revenue from domestic and international tourists, up 20.2 percent year-on-year.