In the first month of 2024, Vietnam welcomed more than 1.5 million international visitors, a 73.6% increase over the same period last year and the same as before the outbreak.

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According to data released by the General Statistics Office on the morning of January 29, more than 1.5 million international visitors visited Vietnam in January, a nearly 74% increase over the same period last year and equal to January 2019, prior to Covid-19. The policy of promoting and promoting Vietnam as a safe destination is one of the reasons why the tourism industry is able to welcome the same number of visitors as before the epidemic.

Almost 1.3 million of the 1.5 million visitors to Vietnam arrived by air, nearly 177,000 by road, and the remainder by sea.

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Korea remains the market sending the most international visitors to Vietnam in January 2024, with nearly 420,000 arrivals, a 165% increase over the same period last year and a higher number than the 389,000 arrivals recorded in January 2019.

Japan, China, Taiwan, America, Australia, Thailand, and India are the top markets sending visitors to Vietnam. This list has remained almost unchanged since January 2023.

Travel revenue in January 2024 is expected to be 4.4 trillion VND, up 18.5% from the same period last year. Hanoi increased by 24.4%; Ho Chi Minh City increased by 22.8%; Dong Nai increased by 9.1%; and Quang Ninh increased by 9%. Furthermore, some provinces’ revenue has decreased, including Kien Giang (down 3.9%), Tra Vinh (5.7%), Binh Thuan (7.2%), and Phu Yen (-24.6%).

The revenue from accommodation and food services is expected to reach 58.9 trillion VND in January 2024, up 10.2% from the same period in 2023. Da Nang experienced a 29.9% increase in revenue, while Ho Chi Minh City increased by 14.7%, Hanoi increased by 10.8%, and Thua Thien – Hue increased by 9.3%.

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The tourism industry aims to welcome 17-18 million international visitors by 2024, according to the National Tourism Administration’s “Draft Report on the implementation of work tasks in 2023 and implementation of directions and tasks in 2024,” which was announced in December 2023. With this goal, Vietnamese tourism is expected to recover 95-100% from 2019. In 2023, Vietnam will welcome 12.6 million visitors, exceeding the 8 million target set at the beginning of the year and equaling 70% in 2019.

The tourism industry is also expected to attract 110 million domestic visitors this year, with approximately 72.5 million staying guests. Vietnam aims to serve 102 domestic visitors in 2023, bringing the total to nearly 108 million by the end of the year, surpassing the 85 million recorded in 2019. In 2024, total tourism revenue is expected to reach 840,000 billion VND, a 1.25 times increase. Total revenue in 2023 is 1.2 times higher than in 2019.