Hanoi – Vietnam has welcomed more than 1.44
million international arrivals in the first eight months of 2022, a 13.7-fold rise from a year earlier, thanks to the reopening to foreign tourists and the
resumption of international air routes, data showed.
However, the figure still nosedived 87.3% compared to the
same period of 2019, before the COVID-19 pandemic broke out, the General Statistics Office (GSO) said on August 29.
Of the international arrivals, 88.2% came to Vietnam by air,
up 18.5 times, while 11.8% by road and 0.03% by sea.
visitors made up the majority with nearly 997,000 arrivals, accounting for 69.18%
of the total in the eight months. Notably, the number of Korean visitors
surged 17.61-fold year on year to make this Northeast Asian country the biggest
source of international arrivals in Vietnam.
GSO noted in August alone, international arrivals have numbered 486,400,
increasing 38% from July and 52.3-fold year on year.
eight-month tourism revenue is estimated at 15.4 trillion VND (657.4 million
USD), 3.4 times as high as in the same period last year, as a result of strong
tourism recovery, especially domestic tourism. But the takings are equivalent
to just 47.7% of the figure in the same period of 2019.
targets welcoming 5 million international arrivals in 2022./.