Vietnam welcomes over 6 million int'l visitors in four months

By VNA, VnExpress   April 29, 2024 | 04:35 am PT
Vietnam welcomes over 6 million int'l visitors in four months
Foreign tourists wear Vietnamese conical hats 'non la' and traditional checkered black and white shawl 'khan rang' at a welcome ceremony in HCMC on April 8, 2022. Photo by VnExpress/Huynh Nhi
Vietnam accommodated more than 6.2 million international visitors in the first four months of this year, up 68.3% year on year and 3.9% compared to the same period in 2019 before the Covid-19 pandemic broke out.

In April alone, the country welcomed nearly 1.6 million foreign visitors, an increase of 58.2% over the same period last year, the General Statistics Office (GSO) announced on Monday.

South Korea continued to be Vietnam's biggest feeder of tourist arrivals with 368,000, followed by China with 358,000 tourists.

Favorable visa policies and attractive tourism stimulus programs were attributed to the increase in the number of foreign visitors to Vietnam, according to the GSO.

Of the international tourist arrivals in the past four months, 87.7% traveled by air, 13.8% by land, and 2.5% by sea.

Revenue from accommodation and food services in the period was estimated to reach VND237.3 trillion ($9.36 million), an increase of 15.3% over the same period last year while travel tourism revenue was estimated at VND19.4 trillion, marking a year-on-year increase of 49.3%.

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