Vietnam welcomes over 3.66 million foreign tourists in 2022

Friday, 30/12/2022 16:42
Vietnam greeted more than 707,000 international visitors in December 2022, an increase of 18.5% compared to the previous month, bringing the total figure for the whole year of 2022 to more than 3.66 million, according to the General Statistics Office (GSO).
International tourists visit Hoa Lo Prison Relic in Hanoi. 

GSO said that international visitors to Vietnam this year were 23.3 times higher than the previous year because the country has opened up to tourism and international flight routes have been resumed. However, the number of visitors still decreased by 79.7% compared to 2019 when there was no COVID-19 epidemic.

Of the total international visitors, visitors arriving by air reached 3.277 million, accounting for 89.5%, and 29.5 times higher than the figure of last year. International arrivals by road reached 380,900, accounting for 10.4% and 8.4 times higher, while those by sea reached 3,100, accounting for 0.1% and 5.1 times higher.

The Republic of Korea still sent the most tourists to Vietnam with 201,489 arrivals in December. For the whole year, the number of Korean visitors is estimated at 965,366 arrivals.

Some localities recording higher tourism revenue in 2022 are: Can Tho 10.3 times; Binh Dinh 9.3 times; Khanh Hoa 8.2 times; Thua Thien Hue 8 times; Da Nang 6.7 times; Hanoi 4.1 times; Hai Phong 3.8 times; and Ho Chi Minh City 1.9 times.

In terms of revenue from accommodation and food services in 2022, a number of localities with higher growth rates compared to 2021 are: Ba Ria-Vung Tau up by 155.6%; Khanh Hoa 151.1%; Ho Chi Minh City 121.6%; Can Tho 121.3%; Lam Dong 118.4%; Da Nang 83.5%; Hanoi 80.4%; and Quang Ninh 57.8%.

According to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism  (VNAT), by 2023, Vietnam sets a goal of welcoming 110 million tourists, including about 8 million international visitors and about 102 million domestic tourists. Total revenue from tourists will reach about 650 trillion VND.

VNAT continues to diversify the international tourist market, and promote tourism in many key markets such as ASEAN, Northeast Asia, Australia, Europe and North America./.