Vietnam will record more than $10 billion in tourism revenue in four months

By VNA May 2, 2024 | 7:32 PM PT

Vietnam will record more than $10 billion in tourism revenue in four months

Foreign tourists on a beach in Quy Nhon, April 2024. Photo by VnExpress/Dung Nhan

Vietnam’s tourism industry served more than 6.2 million foreign visitors and 40.5 million domestic tourists in the first four months of this year, generating a turnover of VND271.4 trillion ($10.7 billion), according to the Vietnam National Tourism Authority. ) yielded.

The tourism industry earned nearly VND196 trillion in the same period last year.

Statistics show that the number of international visitors increased by 68.3% in the same period in 2023.

In April alone, the country welcomed more than 1.5 million foreign visitors. Notably, the number of holidaymakers to Vietnam in the four months was 3.9% higher than in the pre-Covid period, indicating a positive recovery and development of the tourism sector, said the VNAT under the Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism.

South Korea remained the largest foreign tourist source with 1.6 million arrivals, accounting for 25.8% of Vietnam’s total international arrivals. It was followed by mainland China, Taiwan, the US and Japan.

The number of Asians coming to Vietnam increased by 77.2% year on year, making Asia the top regional source of visitors.

In particular, tourists from major markets in Northeast Asia, including China, South Korea and Japan, were the main growth driver. In addition, positive growth was also recorded in the number of visitors from Southeast Asian markets such as Indonesia, the Philippines and Malaysia.

Tourists from Europe continued to rise strongly thanks to favorable visa policies applied since August 15, 2023, including key markets such as Great Britain (35.2%), France (41.7%), Germany (36.9%), Italy ( 77.4%), Spain (48.5%) and Russia (74%).