RoK, US send most tourists to Vietnam. (Photo: hanoimoi.com.vn)
According to VNAT, in April 2022, Vietnam greeted 101,000 foreign tourists, up 242.9% from the previous month and up 520.6% from the same period last year.
As Vietnam hosted the 31st Southeast Asian Games (SEA Games 31) in May 2022, the number of foreigners to the country increased even more. The most searched destinations are: Ho Chi Minh City, Hanoi, Phu Quoc in the Mekong Delta province of Kien Giang, Da Nang, Nha Trang in the central province of Khanh Hoa, Hoi An in the central province of Quang Nam, Da Lat in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong, Phan Thiet in the central province of Binh Thuan, Vung Tau in the southern province of Ba Ria - Vung Tau, Hue in Thua Thien - Hue, and Quy Nhon in Binh Dinh.
Among these, the Republic of Korea (RoK) and the US sent the most visitors to Vietnam with 28,600 arrivals, up 195.1% year on year and 23,100 arrivals, up 2,106%. In Northeast Asia, Taiwanese tourists (China) numbered 12,800, up 144% and Japanese tourists 8,800, up 161%, while China is the only market with negative growth (-20%), due to still pursuing the policy of “Zero COVID-19”.
In April, Cambodian tourist arrivals reached 10,300, a very strong increase; Lao tourists reached 6,800, up 76%; and Singaporean tourists posted 5,300, an increase of nearly 10 times compared to the previous month.
For the European market, the number of Russian tourists decreased due to the influence of the Russian-Ukrainian military conflict. France, the UK and Germany sent the most visitors to Vietnam./.