International visitors to Vietnam continue to increase

Monday, 28/08/2023 15:32
According to information from the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism, in July and August, the number of international tourists increased continuously even though it was not peak season. In July, the number of international visitors reached 1 million. In August, the figure was estimated at 1.2 million, up 15.4% over the previous month.
International visitors to Vietnam increase for two consecutive months. (Photo: SGGP) 

The number of domestic tourists in August was estimated at 9.5 million, down 24% compared to July 2023; an increase of 18.7% over the same period in 2022; in which there were about 6.3 million visitors. In the first 8 months of 2023, the number of international visitors reached 7.8 million and the number of domestic visitors was 86 million.

According to Mr. Nguyen Trung Khanh, Head of the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism, the new changes in visa in the direction of facilitating international visitors to Vietnam are considered a breakthrough, removing difficulties and bottlenecks, creating a new boost for Vietnam tourism.

Tourists also have many advantages in terms of administrative procedures, time, and itineraries when traveling to Vietnam. This is also one of the factors to attract international tourists to Vietnam as well as improve the competitiveness of the smokeless industry.

However, he stressed that Vietnam's tourism needs diverse synchronous measures to attract international visitors. Accordingly, localities and enterprises need to focus on investing in infrastructure, services and new products to meet the needs of longer stays and more spending of international visitors.

“In order to anticipate the increasing trend of domestic and international tourists in the near future, localities and businesses also need to be ready to prepare internal factors such as training tourism human resources, and creating quality services to be provided to visitors,” he said.

In particular, for the locality, it is also necessary to improve the management of the destination to ensure security and safety for tourists. “These measures will create unique and attractive products and services, enhancing the competitive position of Vietnam's tourism as well as creating a great attraction for the tourism industry in the coming time,” he added./.

Compiled by BTA