Vietnam earns almost $26B from tourists in 11 months

By VNA   December 1, 2023 | 03:05 pm PT
Vietnam earns almost $26B from tourists in 11 months
Spanish tourists pose for photos in front of a temple in Hoi An ancient town, September 2023. Photo by Nguyen Anh Tuan
Vietnam recorded about VND628.3 trillion (over US$25.8 billion) in total earnings from tourists during January - November, exceeding the whole last year's figure, said the Vietnam National Authority of Tourism (VNAT).

Last year, Vietnam's tourism industry earned VND495 trillion, equivalent to 66% of revenues in 2019, the year before Covid struck.

The country served 103.2 domestic tourist arrivals during the 11 months, concentrating on May - July, especially June with 13.5 million travelers. The November figure stood at 4.5 million.

Meanwhile, more than 11.2 million international visitors chose Vietnam as their holiday destination during the first 11 months.

They included over 1.23 million arrivals in November, up 11% month on month and also the highest monthly number of international tourists since the beginning of this year, statistics show.

Vietnam initially aimed at 8 million foreign tourists in 2023, but the number already approximated 8.9 million during the first nine months, equivalent to 111% of the initial target.

Therefore, the ministry proposed the Government raise the target to 12.5 - 13 million for this year.

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