VietNam – International arrivals to Vietnam increased 10-fold last year

In the first 7 months of 2022, international visitors to our country reached 954.6 thousand people, 10 times more than the same period last year but still down 90.3% over the same period in 2019.

According to information from the General Statistics Office, the number of international visitors to Vietnam in July 2022 reached 352.6 thousand people, an increase of 49% over the previous month and 47.2 times higher than the same period last year.

In the first 7 months of 2022, international visitors to our country reached 954.6 thousand people, 10 times more than the same period last year but still down 90.3% over the same period in 2019, the year without the COVID-19 epidemic.

In which, the number of visitors is still mainly from Asia with more than 638.3 thousand people, followed by Europe with more than 142.8 thousand people; Arrivals from the Americas reached 121.5 thousand people; Australian visitors reached 48.4 thousand people and finally 3,413 arrivals from Africa.

Notably, the number of international visitors to Vietnam by air increased by 1,251.4% with more than 831 thousand arrivals; Arrivals by road reached 123.2 thousand people, an increase of 262.7%; By sea there were only 257 people but still increased by 8.9%.

Deputy Director General of the General Department of Tourism Pham Van Thuy said that with the reopening of tourism activities, the tourism industry aims to receive about 65 million visitors by 2022, including 60 million domestic and 5 million international visitors. As of July 2022, Vietnam has welcomed about 71.8 million domestic visitors, exceeding the set target. International visitors to this point reached more than 700 thousand.

Mr. Thuy emphasized that, usually, international visitors to Vietnam peak from September this year to about April of next year. Achieving the goal of welcoming international visitors also depends on many factors, including the problem of epidemics. Many key markets have not yet opened, typically China. In order to realize the goal of welcoming 5 million international visitors, in the coming time, the tourism industry will continue to coordinate with relevant partners, Vietnamese representative agencies, Vietnamese Cultural Centers abroad to carry out promotion and promotion activities to attract international tourists to Vietnam…

CHENGLIN – SOURCE : VTC

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