2.95 million international tourists recorded

Tourist magnet: Tourists enjoying the sights at Ponagar Temple in the coastal resort town of Nha Trang. — Bloomberg

NEARLY 597,000 foreigners visited Vietnam in November, an increase of 23.2% month-on-month and 39.7 times the number of last November.Vietnam’s tourism reopening began in earnest with the resumption of international flights in the middle of March this year.

According to the General Statistics Office (GSO), in the first 11 months of this year, more than 2.95 million international visitors arrived in Vietnam.

The total figure is 21.1 times higher than that of the same period last year, but down 81.9% compared with 2019, before the start of the Covid-19 pandemic, and still falls short of the 2022 target of five million foreign arrivals.

The number of international tourists travelling to Vietnam by air accounts for 88.9%; 11.1% came by road, and 0.03% by sea.

The majority of tourists, 2.076 million, came from other Asian countries, up 17.5 times compared to the first 11 months of last year.

European visitors numbered 415,600 (up 29.8 times); 323,400 came from the Americas (up 67.1 times); 129,700 from Oceania (up 115.7 times), and 9,500 from Africa (up 7.4 times).

The country is estimated to have taken 536.3 trillion dong (RM97bil) from accommodation and catering services, up 56.5% year-on-year.

Tourism authorities earlier this year set out a target of welcoming five million foreign visitors in 2022.

In 2019,Vietnam’s tourism industry served more than 18 million international visitors and 85 million domestic tourists.

However, in 2021, international visitors to Vietnam only reached 157,300, and the number of domestic tourists was only 40 million. — Vietnam News/ANN

Article type: free
User access status:
Subscribe now to our Premium Plan for an ad-free and unlimited reading experience!

Next In Aseanplus News

Laos gears up to welcome Chinese holiday-makers
Thai and Lao power agencies deepen telecom, energy cooperation
Chiang Mai struggles with dangerous PM2.5 readings for five days
Ex-Vietnam president says he resigned for others’ violations
Sixteen killed in China highway pile-up
Not many Thais keen on paying taxes due to financial, welfare uncertainties
Sankei: Washington weighing deploying medium-range missiles to US forces in Japan
Malaysia confident of avoiding recession in 2023 despite global headwinds, says Tengku Zafrul
Hong Kong leader seeks to deepen Middle East relations
Parents say they have little choice but to rely on school buses

Others Also Read