Vietnam continuously ranks in world’s top fastest-growing destinations hinh anh 1A corner of Hoi An ancient city in Quang Nam province. (Photo: VNA)

Hanoi – Vietnam has remained in the world’s top fastest-growing destinations, expanding 50 – 70% monthly, since the beginning of 2022, according to the Vietnam National Administration of Tourism (VNAT).

 
Vietnam welcomed 954,000
international tourists in the first seven months of 2022, a nine-fold
increase from the same period last year. The growth in the number of foreign visitors averaged 62% per month during the January-July period, VNAT said.

Most of the foreign visitors came from Asia-Pacific,
including the Southeast Asian nations of Cambodia, Singapore, Thailand and
Malaysia. The Republic of Korea was Vietnam’s largest source of tourists during
the period, followed by the US.

Though small, the number of travellers from Europe has been on the rise, with a relatively high growth, particularly those from the UK,
France and Germany.

VNAT said the outlook for the recovery of tourism firms
is more visible as the number of enterprises resuming their operations is increasing,
providing more jobs. In the first half of the year, VNAT granted licences
to 312 new international tour operators, up 286 from 2021.

By the end of June, Vietnam had had 2,415 international
travel companies and those operating domestically had reached 1,060.

Vietnam continuously ranks in world’s top fastest-growing destinations hinh anh 2Phu Quoc Island is among the most popular destinations in Vietnam. (Photo: VNA)

Search
volumes for accommodations in Vietnam last month hit 100 points, 5.9 times
higher than the start of March (17 points). Most of the traffic was from the
US, Australia, Singapore, India, Japan, the RoK, the UK, Malaysia, Germany and
Thailand.

Meanwhile, the search volumes for foreign destinations by
Vietnamese travellers in July soared 780% year-on-year as international travel has rebounded. The most searched destinations included six nations in Southeast Asia, namely Singapore, Thailand, Cambodia, Indonesia, Malaysia and
the Philippines.

VNAT further noted that Vietnam will attend the JATA
Tourism Expo in Japan from September 22 – 25 and the World Travel Market (WTM)
in the UK from November 7 – 9 in an effort to attract more foreign arrivals.

The country will also host the International Travel Expo, one
of the two largest international travel expos in Vietnam, in Ho Chi Minh City from September 8 – 10.

A tourism promotion event will take place in Hoi An ancient city in the south central province of Quang Nam from October 9 – 14 as part of the
Mekong Tourism Forum 2022./.